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.

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                                     Above cost includes UK postage, overseas postage is extra and depends on location.

 

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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  NOW £100


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  NOW £20

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KNIVES & DAGGERS OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE


My new book on the Knives and Daggers of the SOE is now out, earlier than I expected.    My printers told me it would not be available until mid Jan 2022 hence the date was altered to 2022 but they suddenly brought the print run forward.


But as to the book itself, hardback printed in limited edition of 200.   The main thrust of the book are the knives for which Aston House, SOE's Station 12 were responsible.   Details of production figures, the firms involved, specifications and drawings, many previously unpublished, along with details of the personnel involved are covered.   Other chapters cover knives and daggers to which SOE had access.   There is also a chapter on the thorny issue of fakes.


The book is priced at £35 and  postage rates are:


UK - £5

Europe - £11.   Having had issues with some European postal services tracked delivery is also available at £14

USA and rest of the World £24


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