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THE FAIRBAIRN-SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE: COLLECTING BRITAIN'S MOST ICONIC DAGGER
THE FAIRBAIRN-SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE: COLLECTING BRITAIN'S MOST ICONIC DAGGER
Author:Wolfgang Peter-Michel
Publisher:SCHIFFER BOOKS, May 2011
Binding:Hardcover
ISBN:0-7643-3763-7
Item #:105650
Price:$59.99

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Provides an insight in the development of 20th century?s most influential military fighting knife & its historical background. It covers not only the basic variations of the F-S knife but also numerous other examples the collector may encounter. The problematic topic of fakes is discussed as well as the question as to how to narrow the focus of one?s collection. 150 Color & B&W images; 6x9 inches, 112 pgs.

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The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife stands symbolic for daring secret operations that Britain ran during World War II. This book provides an insight in the development of 20th century?s most influential military fighting knife & its historical background. Also the biographical background of its inventors, William Ewart Fairbairn & Eric Anthony Sykes, is embedded in this story & unburdened of all the myths & legends that have been woven around these two innovative men. It covers not only the basic variations of the F-S knife but also numerous other examples the collector may encounter. The problematic topic of fakes is discussed as well as the question as to how to narrow the focus of one?s collection. Thus, prospective buyers of Fairbairn-Sykes knives will find this book a useful guide through the jungle of variants & fakes.
 
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