~ Tropical Issue British 3rd Pattern Fairburn Sykes Commando Dagger & Leather Sheath Unmarked ~
The 3rd pattern Fairburn Sykes dagger has a blackened finish carbon steel double edged blade for night time fighting and a grooved round design blackened wooden grip. These wooden grips were used for tropical warfare as the metal ones proved slippery with sweat.
It comes with a dark brown leather metal tipped sheath with its elasticated ring to the top.
~ Dimensions ~
The dagger has a total length of 11.3 inches (28.8 cm) with the blade measuring 6.8 inches (17.4 cm).
The sheath is 13 inches (33 cm) long.
It weighs 170 grams.
~ Condition ~
The blade still retains its black finish but is rusted and pitted on both edges.
The grip remains in good condition.
The sheath is in fair condition with the expected signs of wear. The metal tip of the scabbard has aged.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the dagger can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.