MIKE SILVEY ORIGINAL OWNED THIS PIECE, AND DESCRIBED IT AS FOLLOWS. "This post-war third pattern F/S knife was manufactured in Britain by William Rodgers, "I CUT MY WAY for sale in the Australia - New Zealand area during the early Vietnam War era.
The pommel nut includes a lanyard ring. The knife is dark from being carried and used. The blade is etched with a placard but the contents are unreadable.
This is the only one of these I have seen. This is a desirable and collectible knife of the Vietnam War.
SEE THOMPSON'S BOOK "COMMANDO", PAGE 94, PLATE 119, FOR VERY SIMILAR AUSTRALIAN F/S WITH LANYARD RING. 6 DOUBLE-EDGED BLUED BLADE REMAINS RAZOR-SHARP, WITH EXCELLENT TIP... ORIGINAL, MILITARY-ISSUE SHEATH RETAINS SEW-TABS...ELASTIC REPLACED WITH CLOTH RETENTION STRAP... The item "FAIRBAIRN SYKES STILETTO DAGGER. F/S FIGHTING KNIFE" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Edged Weapons". The seller is "baumassoc5wfa" and is located in Wisconsin.
This item can be shipped to United States.