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 POST WWII FAIRBAIRN-SYKES & H. G. LONG COMMERATIVE FIGHTING KNIVES, ETC.


This section has a number of Limited Edition Wilkinson Sword made knives commemorating various units, campaigns, invasions and similar World War II events.

These are all from The World War II Victory Collection Limited Edition issued by the American Historical Foundation of Richmond, Virginia

All knives are enclosed in custom-made cases, with velvet, wood, or similar treatments complimenting the theme of the commemorated event.  Note the distinctive handle and grip treatments which reflect the style used in the particular theater or in use by the particular unit.

Each knife and its associated case is in the original packing box.  All knives are in mint unused condition.  There may be some slight discoloration from years of storage, if so, it will be noted in the description.  All knives were commissioned by the and built by either Wilkinson Sword Co. Ltd. of London England or H.G. Long & Co Sheffield England, the original manufacturer or designer of many of the combat knives these commemoratives were based on, as noted in the individual descriptions.

These knives are long out of production, being made in the early 1980s. They are very scarce and difficult to acquire as most collectors are unwilling to part with them.

We only have ONE example of each knife shown.  If you see one you want, you need to know there is only one available.

 

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Description, Size, Condition Price Status
    DDAY-1943 Commemorative
 Knife
It is the cased commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife. It has a dark rosewood grip with Persian inspired pommel. 

There is a Wilkinson Sword maker mark etched on the back.  The pommel, collar and cross guard is bright gold plated.  The deeply engraved banners feature significant dates of the campaign. 

The knife is 12 inches overall.  The 4 by 15 inch case is a green crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is near mint, with some very slight discoloration on the gilded parts on the reverse side of the knife, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2
 $749.99   Available
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The Desert War-- North Africa Commemorative Knife

This is The Desert War -- North Africa commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a dark rosewood grip with Persian inspired pommel.  There is a Wilkinson Sword maker mark etched on the back.  The pommel, collar and crossguard are bright gold plated.  The deeply engraved banners feature palms and scrolls surrounding locations and significant dates of the campaign.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a desert sand tan crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is near mint, with some very slight discoloration on the gilded parts on the reverse side of the knife, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4

$599.99 Available
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The Battle of the Bulge -- Belgium Luxembourg Commemorative Knife

This is The Battle of the Bulge -- Belgium Luxembourg commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a bright gold plated checker style grip.  There is a Wilkinson Sword maker mark etched on the back.  The pommel nut, grip and crossguard are bright gold plated.  The deeply engraved design is rendered on a bright blued blade.  The back is plain except for the maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a royal blue crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5

$599.99 Available
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The Battle of the Coral Sea -- Midway Island Commemorative Knife

This is The Battle of the Coral Sea -- Midway Island commemorative H. G. Long made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a bright gold plated twisted wire wrap on teak wood grip.  There is a H. G. Long & Co. Sheffield England raised maker mark on the back.  The pommel nut, wire wrap and crossguard are bright gold plated.  The deeply engraved design is rendered on a bright blued blade with gilt lettering on the front.  The back has the famous scene of the "Turkey Shoot" and the maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a very dark blue crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3  

$599.99 Available
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The V-E Day -- Victory In Europe Commemorative Knife

This is The V-E Day -- Victory In Europe commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a bright gold plated checker style grip.  There is a Wilkinson Sword Co. Ltd. London England etched maker mark on the back.  The pommel nut, grip and crossguard are bright gold plated.  The deeply engraved and gilt lettering is rendered on a bright polished blade with etched embellishments on the front. The back is also deeply etched and has the Wilkinson Sword maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a black crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is near mint, with some very slight discoloration on the front side of the gilded parts of knife evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3  

$599.99 Available
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The Italian Campaign -- Invasion of Italy Commemorative Knife

This is The Italian Campaign -- Invasion of Italy commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a glossy black checker style grip.  There are gilt campaign banner scrolls on the front and back.  The pommel nut, grip and crossguard are rich gloss black.  The deeply engraved and gilt lettering is rendered on a gloss black enameled blade. The back is also deeply etched and has the Wilkinson Sword maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a wine red crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4

$599.99 Available
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The Invasion of Iwo Jima Commemorative Knife

This is The Invasion of Iwo Jima commemorative H. G. Long made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a bright gold plated rib style grip.  There are gilt campaign banner scrolls on the front and back.  The pommel nut, grip and crossguard are bright gold.  The deeply etched banners and bright lettering is rendered on a bright polished blade. The back is also deeply etched and has the H. G. Long & Co. Sheffield England maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a blood red crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4

$599.99 Available
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The Battle for Okinawa Commemorative Knife

This is The Battle for Okinawa commemorative H. G. Long made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a bright gold plated smooth style grip.  There are gilt campaign banner scrolls on the front.  The pommel nut, grip and crossguard are bright gold.  The deeply etched banners and bright lettering is rendered on a bright polished blade. The back is also deeply etched with a gilded battle scene and has the H. G. Long & Co. Sheffield England maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a dried blood maroon crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

 

Here are other views.   1   2   3 

$599.99 Available
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The Battle of the Philippines Commemorative Knife

This is The Battles of the Philippines commemorative H. G. Long made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a burnished bronze "ship made" style grip.  There are gilt campaign banner scrolls on the front.  The pommel nut and crossguard are bright gold. The grip is bronze, turned with deeply grooved rings  The deeply etched banners and "I SHALL RETURN" lettering is rendered on a bright polished blade. The back is also deeply etched with a campaign banners and has the H. G. Long & Co. Sheffield England maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a brown crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

 

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5

 

$599.99 Available
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The Battle of the Rhineland -- Remagen Bridge Commemorative Knife

This is The Battle of the Rhineland -- Remagen Bridge commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a bright polished checkered style grip.  There are etched campaign banner boxes on the front of the bright polished blade.  The pommel nut, grip and crossguard are bright silver plated. The back is also deeply etched with the side view of the intact Remagen Bridge and has the Wilkinson Sword Co. Ltd. London England maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a slate gray crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

  SOLD
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The Invasion of the Solomons -- Guadalcanal Commemorative Knife

This is The Invasion of the Solomon Islands -- Guadalcanal commemorative H. G. Long made Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife.

It has a polished wood ribbed style grip.  There are gilt etched banner scrolls on the front of the bright polished black blued blade.  The pommel nut and crossguard are bright gold plated. The grip is a dark mahogany wood.  The back is also deeply etched with gilt lettering with the islands of the campaign in boxes and has the H. G. Long & Co. Sheffield England maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the case, and this is a view of the knife turned over to show the back.

The 4 by 15 inch case is a Kelly green crushed velvet with satin top with gilt lettering and a matching crushed velvet recess to hold the knife.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4 

$599.99 Available
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The USMC Marine Corps Raider Commemorative Knife

This is The USMC Raider commemorative H. G. Long made Raider-style fighting knife.

It has a polished cast-on checkered panels style grip.  There is a deeply etched U.S.M.C. banner scroll on the front of the bright polished blade.  There is no pommel nut and the crossguard is integral to the grip. The grip has a small enameled rendition of the USMC Raider patch.  The back is also deeply etched with the H. G. Long & Co. Sheffield England maker mark.  The knife is 12 inches overall.

This is a view of the knife from the front in the fancy mahogany wood case branded with the USMC Raider emblem shown from the top of the case.

The 5 by 15 inch case is a solid wood, with a plush blood red crushed velvet with velvet top with an embedded silk screened miniature Raider patch.

There is no lettering or identification other than the Raider emblems and U.S.M.C. which is pretty self-explanatory.

The condition is mint, evident in the images.

$649.99 Available
   FSCOMM-13 "VERY RARE" -COLT marked "ORIGINAL" KCB-77M-1 / M-16 Bayonet and Scabbard with Saw Tooth Edge & Wire Cutter Adaptabili​ty Knife #51:

This is as shown.

It is in MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in sealed package.

Here is another view.
$299.99 Available
  fscomm-14
American Historical Foundation (AHF) - Coral Sea Battle in Blue Display Case - Limited Edition
Knife #1:  #185 of 2,500
   
   LEDO-25
USA
LEDO BURMA Road Commemorative F-S Fairbairn Sykes Combat Fighting Knife in Fancy Plush Presentation Case.
This is a MINT unissued 2 x 4-1/2 x 14 inches case and 11-1/2 inch combat knife as shown.

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  SOLD
   BAY-46
USA
US ARMY Vietnam Commemorative AR-16 Bayonet Combat Fighting Knife in Fancy Plush Presentation Case.
This is a MINT unissued 2 x 4-1/2 x 14 inches case & 11-1/2 inch combat bayonet knife as shown.

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$249.99 Available
   EK-34
USA
US ARMY Vietnam Commemorative Special Forces Combat Fighting Knife

This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.

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$299.99 Available
   EK-37
USA
US SEAL TEAM UDT Vietnam Commemorative Special Forces Combat Fighting Knife
 This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.

Here is another view.
$299.99 Available
   EK-36
USA
 US Marine Corps RECON Airborne Commando Vietnam Commemorative Special Forces Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.


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$299.99 Available
   EK-32
 USA
US Army Airborne Commando Vietnam Commemorative Special Forces Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.


Here is another view.
$299.99 Available
   KBAR-6
 USA
US Marine Corps 6th Division Airborne Commando Commemorative Special Forces K-BAR Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.

Here are other views.   1   2   3
$299.99 Available
   KBAR-4
 USA
 US 4th Division Marine Corps Airborne Commando Commemorative Special Forces K-BAR Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.

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$299.99 Available
   KBAR-2
 USA
 US 2nd Division Marine Corps Airborne Commando Commemorative Special Forces K-BAR Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.

Here is another view.
$299.99 Available
   KBAR-2
USA
 US RAIDER Marine Corps GUNG HO Commemorative Special Forces K-BAR Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued 12 inch combat knife # 0185 as shown.

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$299.99 Available
    SLEEVE-1
 USA
OSS SOE SPY Sleeve Dagger in Fancy Wood Box Commemorative Special Forces Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued combat knife with sleeve scabbard # 0185 as shown.

Here is another view.
$349.99 Available
   APLSV-1
USA
 First Special Service Force
in honor of the CANADIANS Sleeve Dagger Combat Fighting Knife
This is a MINT unissued combat knife # 0185 as shown.

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$349.99 Available
  TEX-002
 Texas Rangers
1823-1973
Texas Ranger Commerative Bowie Knife in Wooden Smith and Wesson Presentation Case - 1973 trademark. #2

This is as shown. It is in MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in sealed package.

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$199.99 Available
  CBICOM-1
 Flying Tigers F-S Limited Edition
 Fancy Etched Blade Fighting Combat Knife in Blue Velour Case.

This is as shown. It is in MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in sealed package.

Here is another view
  SOLD
  CBICOM-02
 Merrill's Marauders Fancy Etched Blade Fighting Combat Knife in Red Velour Case.

This is as shown. It is MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in a sealed package.

Here is another view
  SOLD
 CBIVIC-01
Victory in China-Burma-India
 Limited Edition
 Fancy Etched Standard F-S Fighting Knife

It is MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in a sealed package.

The knife has a white plastic grip and a gold etched blade that shows British-American-Chinese flags and other combat honors in fancy etching in dark green velour case.

Here is another view.
  SOLD
  USAFVN-01
United States
 Air Force in Vietnam Fancy Commerative AR-15 Rifle Bayonet in Blue Velour Case (#44)

This is as shown. It is in MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in a sealed package.

Here is another view
 $129.99 Available
USNRVN-1
 United States Navy
in Vietnam
Fancy Commerative AR-15 Rifle Bayonet in Navy Blue Velour Case (#19)

This is as shown.It is in MINT CONDITION, unopened, and in a sealed package.

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 $129.99 Available
  UKCOMM-1
 British Commando Commerative Fighting Knife in Wooden Display Case.

This knife is issued as a tribute to commandos.

There is also a commando tab patch included AND a copy of Adolph Hitler's TOP SECRET Commando Order N00380 in the original German as well as in English which states any enemy commando taken prisoner will be killed.(#54)
$349.99 Available
  USNFN-1
 US Navy
 in Vietnam
Fancy Fighting Knife with Gilt Pommel and Cross-guard

The blade is deeply gilt etched as tribute to the US Navy in Vietnam (#21).

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 $299.99 Available
USMCRVNBAY-1 US Marines
 in Vietnam
 Fancy
AR-15 Bayonet of Honor

This is a AR-15 bayonet with gilt pommel and cross guard with a US Marines Vietnam fancy blade in red velour case. (#45)

Here is another view.
 $299.99 Available
 USMCKABAR-1 USMC
 KABAR USA 3rd Marines
 Fancy Fighting Knife with Gilt Pommel and Cross-guard
The blade is deeply gilt etched as a tribute to the US 3rd Marines in Vietnam (#20).

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$299.99 Available
   USARGR-01
John EK
 in Honor of US Army Ranger Combat Knife
 This is a similar in size to the WW2 John Ek knife except that it has a fancy etched gilt blade and gilt cross-guard. (#33).

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4
$299.99 Available
  USMCVNWar-1 Fancy
 US Marine Corps in Vietnam fighting knife with Gilt Pommel and Cross-guard.
The blade is deeply gilt etched as tribute to the US Marine Corps in Vietnam in fancy wooden case (#41).

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$249.99 Available
USMCKABAR-2 USMC
KABAR
 Fancy Fighting Knife with Gilt Pommel and Cross-guard.
 The blade is deeply gilt etched as tribute to the US 1st Marine Division in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam (#40).

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$249.99 Available
AMCANSSF-1 American and Canadian V-42 First Special Service Force Commerative Fighting Knife in Fancy Wood Case.
This is an exact copy of the famous WWII V-42 combat fighting knife.

It features a guilt pommel with "skull-crusher" and leather covered gross guard. It is marked with a trademark CASE and deeply stamped in the honor of Americans of the first special service force.

The other side of the blade has their shoulder patch etched into the blade. Additionally, included is an officer's crossed arrows badge, paratrooper badge, and oval patch. (#38).
$449.99 Available
 USARVNWar-1
US Army
 in Vietnam
Fancy Fighting Knife with Gilt Pommel and Cross-guard
191 196 use 194 & 195. The blade is deeply gilt etched as tribute to the US Army in Vietnam in fancy wooden case. (#42).

 Here are other views.  1   2  3   4 
$249.99 Available
USAFRVNWar-1 USAF
 in Vietnam
Fancy Fighting Knife with Gilt Pommel and Cross-guard.
The blade is deeply gilt etched as tribute to the US Air Force in Vietnam in fancy wooden case. (#43).

Here are other views.  1   2 
$249.99 Available
  USAFSpecial
Ops EK-1
 John EK
Fighting Knife in Honor of the USAF Special Air Operations Unit.
This is a similar in size to the WW2 John Ek knife except that it has a fancy etched gilt blade, but no cross-guard (#35).

Here are other views.  1   2  3
$249.99 Available
  JOHNEKK-2
 John EK
Fighting Knife
45th Anniversary Issue (1941-1986)

This is a similar in size to the WW2 John Ek knife except that it has a fancy etched gilt blade, & a cross-guard (#35).

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  SOLD
  JOHNEKK-1
 John EK 45th Anniversary Issue (1941-1986)

This genuine WW2 John EK Commando knife blade is one of a hundred original blades held by the EK family since the end of the war in 1945.

It has a post-war wood grip and cross-guard and is in a fancy wooden display case with clear plastic front. (#39).

 
$799.99 Available
FSMINI-1
Officially Certified Fairbairn-Sykes
 Mini Sterling Silver Fighting Knife
This is a 3-3/4 inch miniature knife in mint condition. (#56) $99.99 Available
  RGRBN-1
Officially Certified
 US Army Air Force
 Mini Sterling Silver Jungle Survivor Fighting Knife
This is US Army Air Force sterling silver jungle survivor knife that measures 4 1/2 inches. (#57) $99.99 Available
USNMK-1
 Officially
Certified Mini
Sterling Silver
Navy
 Mark-1 Utility knife
 This is sterling silver US Navy Mark-1 Utility knife that measures 3 1/4 inches. (#3) $99.99 Available
USMCMK-1 Officially
 Certified Mini
Sterling Silver
US Marine Corps Mark-1 Utility
This is sterling silver US Marine Corps Mark-1 Utility knife. It measures 3 1/4 inches. (#23) $99.99 Available
 USMGung-Ho-1 Officially
Certified Mini
Sterling Silver
US Marine Corps Carson's Raiders Gung-Ho knife
This is sterling silver US Marine Corps Carson's Raiders Gung-Ho knife It measures 3 1/4 inches. (#24) $99.99 Available