THE FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE AND OTHER COMMANDO KNIVES
Published in 2013.
The research that has gone into this book reveals for the first time the World War 2 contract records as detailed by the Ministry of Supply, and provides proof from the records of Wilkinson Sword that the almost mythical 3 inch crossguard 1st Pattern F-S knife did exist. The book also gives details of inspection marks found on F-S knives and those responsible for such inspection, and provides illustrations of many of the variants of the knife that can be found. Chapters on fakes, the F-S knives of other Nations, and other types of knife used by the Commandos of World War 2 are also included.
Softcover. 263 pages, 463 black and white images.
£42 including postage and packing.
Above cost includes UK postage, overseas postage is extra and depends on location.
THE HISTORY & KNIVES OF ROBBINS DUDLEY - Now available. This booklet in A5 size has 44 pages and covers the history of the firm from its founding to its demise along with illustrations of the knives they made during WW1. It also provides evidence that their work was officially sanctioned by the Ministry of Munitions. The print run is limited to 300 copies.
Price is £10.99
Postage and packing are extra and at the following rates:
UK 2nd class post £1.43
USA and rest of World £5.02
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I have been sorting my library and have the following for sale. Prices are generally below the listings found on Amazon or Abe books. All the books are in very good condition with dust jackets protected by clear film. Some of the titles are now out of print and desirable by Randall collectors. Prices include UK postage. Note postage for Europe and other overseas destinations will be extra and will depend on location.
RANDALL MADE KNIVES by Robert L Gaddis £175
RANDALL FIGHTING KNIVES IN WARTIME WWII, KOREA & VIETNAM by Robert E Hunt £175
Leather bound copies of the LONDON KNIFE BOOK. These were done as a limited edition of 100 copies when the book was originally published but after they were signed an numbered this batch somehow got put in store and forgotten. There are only 50 copies available and once they are gone there will be no more available.
£35 including UK postage, overseas postage will be extra depending on location.
NOTE ONLY TWO COPIES LEFT
The following are from my library. Postage is extra on all books and will depend on location. Contact me if you need any more details on the books or need postage estimate for you location.
THE BAYONET BY ANTHONY CARTER & JOHN WALTER - Based on Gun Review articles and covers bayonets of 19 countries from 1850 to 1970. With dust cover covered with book film. £45
WORLD BAYONETS 1800 TO THE PRESENT BY ANTHONY CARTER General illustrated Guide has now well out of date price guide. £15
THE SECRET WAR OF CHARLES FARSER-SMITH. Similar story to that of Clayton Hutton giving Fraser Smiths involvement with escape aids. With dust cover which has sone staining to inside of cover. £12
OFFICIAL SECRET BY CLAYTON HUTTON - The story of MI9 and its escape aids. No dust cover some damage to spine but covered in clear book film. £20
THE HIDDEN CATCH BY CHARLES CONNELL - You need to read Clayton Hutton’s book to understand the significance of this book. A book that was published to frustrate Clayton Hutton’s attempt to publish his story. Has dust cover which is torn, foxing to page edges. But scarce book. £25
BEHIND ENEMY LINES Evasion and Escape Aids of WW2 BY R.E. BALDWIN. Comprises the catalog of an exhibition of escape aids held in the US. Shows maps, compasses, blood chits etc. Great reference work. £25
THE POCKET KNIFE MANUAL - BUILDING, REPAIRING & REFINISHING POCKET KNIVES BY BLACKIE COLLINS. Useful small guide, does what it says on the cover. £12