FAIRBURN SYKES (FS) BEADED AND RIBBED COMMANDO KNIFE
The so-called ‘Ribbed & Beaded’ variant of the F-S Fighting Knife has attracted this moniker due to the somewhat ornately designed grip which has a series of ‘ribs’ interspersed with concentric rings of ‘beads’. The reason for this, one would assume, was someone's idea of creating a secure grip. Whatever the original logic behind the design, it did create what, for a utilitarian weapon, is a very esthetically-pleasing design and as such has translated into a very popular variant amongst the many F-S Knife collector. This ‘Ribbed & Beaded’ F-S Knife can be found with many subtle variations, manufactures anomalies and inspection marks and can be a study in its own right.
Avery nice example of the Beaded and Ribbed SF knife. Inspection stamp of 6 under the broad arrow. Blued blade and cross guard. Original leather scabbard in good condition.
Will not find a better example