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Welcome To My Patreon Page And The F-S Fighting Knife Project

My name is Roy Shadbolt and I have had a lifelong passion for knives.  Whether using, collecting, researching or writing about them, these 'pointy things' have always held a fascination for me.  But there is one particular knife that has been a specific focus for me for more than a quarter of a century, this being the F-S Fighting Knife in all of its patterns and variations.

The Finest And Largest Resource For F-S Collectors

In the spring of 2011 I created this website and I’m currently working on a new website project  (fsknife.com) dedicated to the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife for the express purpose of sharing knowledge and in part to attempt to separate fact from the many myths which have been attached to this iconic knife.  My hope has always been to create the finest online reference for both novice and experienced collectors alike.

My main focus here is to tell the full history of the original F-S Fighting Knife using information and documented facts from Wilkinson’s own archives and importantly from the study of surviving examples of the knives themselves.  From these resources and examples I will share my findings regarding how they were made, the different patterns of knife and the many variations/production anomalies that one may encounter.

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You will notice that this website has none of those annoying or inappropriate advertisements constantly popping up or interfering with your enjoyment and concentration.  In the top left corner of each page there is a link that will take you to my Patreon page.  May I ask that you consider supporting my work.  The website you are reading is and always will be 100% FREE.  By supporting me for as little as $1 per month we can continue to grow and develop this extensive resource our shared passion.

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Please consider supporting my research, writing and website via Patreon or by direct donation.

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Support This Website, My Research & Writing And Receive Special Collectors Benefits

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I Invite You To Be My Patron

Assisting collectors, researching and/or writing about the F-S and related topics has now for many years been my full-time occupation.  With and through your support, I can continue to gather, grow and expand our collective knowledge, tell the true history of the F-S and continue to grow the largest, most extensive reference available anywhere.  

I invite you to become a Patron of my work, research and writing.  

You can do this in two ways:

The easiest way is to sign up on my Patreon page.  Just follow the link below.  It’s easy and at minimum will only cost you just $1 per month.  Of course you can pledge as much as you wish but I want to make it clear that ‘all’ support, however little or large, if received with tremendous and sincere gratitude.  Just knowing I have Your support to continue my work means the world to me, so please don’t feel that just $1 is too little if that is all you can manage.  I know as collectors we want all our spare funds to go to our next purchase and I will do my utmost to support You in finding that next treasure.

If for whatever reason you are uncomfortable with signing up to the Patreon page, then you can also send me a donation via paypal.  Just log into your paypal account, click on the send money to friends/family link and donate whatever you are comfortable with.  You will need my email of course and this is my standard address of royshadbolt@me.com  I will write you to confirm receipt and enter you onto my Patron list.

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My sincere gratitude to all of my contacts the world over for your ongoing support and patronage.


For supporting my work here and as an official Patron (be it via the Patreon website or by direct donation), You will be added to my Patron Contact List.  This will bring you a number of benefits as an F-S collector:

  You will receive via email an Early Listing Notification of any knife due to be offered.  This means that (along with other patrons) you will get an advanced notice and opportunity to purchase any knife offered for sale and importantly ‘before’ it goes up for general sale.  So if you are looking for that special knife, this gives You the potential to not miss out on that long looked for treasure.

  You will also have access to the Patron Wants List.  If you have something particular you are looking for, then let me know and I will add your want to my list.  With over 400 contacts in over two dozen countries, my contacts are extensive.  Knowing that you are looking for a particular knife gives me the opportunity to reach out to my contacts and attempt to locate it for you.

  On occasion I will have raffles or special offers of items such as knives, scabbards, books, insignia etc. that are surplus to my needs or have been donated  and these will be offered to Patrons at special prices and on occasion completely free.  As a Patron you will be included on these offers.

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