WW2 2nd Pattern AB2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard by Wilkinson. 11” overall , 6 ½” blade. The hilt is brass with blackened finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval guard stamped AB2.Blackened blade. Its original scabbard has a brass riveted chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its 4 original sewn on tabs , elasticated retaining strap removed. A very good WW2 2nd pattern, AB2, FS dagger and scabbard.
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941 (see page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Ron Flook.