Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife: Collecting Britains Most Iconic
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 centurys most influential military
fighting knife and its historical background. Also the biographical
background of its inventors, William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony
Sykes, is embedded in this story and unburdened of all the myths
and 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 ones collection. Thus, prospective buyers
of Fairbairn-Sykes knives will find this book a useful guide through
the jungle of variants and fakes.