1 vintage banner-etched World War II 2nd pattern Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife available. This is the very difficult to find black finish variation. This knife is identified to the U.S. officer that carried it. This fighting knife would make a rare addition to any World War II, or world militaria collection.
The front tang is etched 'THE F-S FIGHTING KNIFE'. The reverse tang is stamped 'WILKINSON SWORD LONDON'. There are no markings on the guard.
The blade is etched 'CAPT. G.M. LENTZ'. George Lentz later became a Colonel. Colonel Lentz's serial # was 0293255 T43 44. His original dog tag is attached to the sheath.
The veteran served in the 50th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Division (Red Diamond) from 1944-1945.
This World War II 2nd pattern Wilkinson Sword F/S fighting knife is in exceptional condition. The blade was never sharpened, and has its original factory edges. The pommel nut has not been messed with. The sheath is in excellent condition.
This listing represents the opportunity to add an extremely rare Wilkinson Sword 2nd Pattern F/S fighting knife to your collection.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Type||Banner-etched 2nd Pattern -- black finish|
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