Lot 382 : Sold for £580 hammer

Estimate £200-£300

A World War Two Fairbarn-Sykes Second Pattern 'Fighting Knife', with a brass knurled or checkered grip with a rounded pommel and a 2 inch wide oval cross guard, the blade measuring just under 7 inches (17.5cm), etched The F-S Fighting Knife and Wilkinson Sword London to the reverse, overall length 30cm, complete with a metal tipped leather scabbard. Provenance - Formerly the property of William Saunders. As a youth he joined the Territorial Army in Oxford which was attached to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He subsequently enlisted and fought in Europe. He returned home and lived in Oxford until he emigrated with his family to New Zealand in the late 1940s. Consigned to auction sale by his nephew.

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