A very fine example of an original First Pattern F-S Fighting Knife.  This example having the wings removed from the scabbard.  However the sharp eyed amongst you will note one very distinct difference that makes this particular knife very rare indeed.  The ‘S’ shaped cross-guard has been assembled the ‘wrong’ way around..!  This has only been noted on a handful of knives and is nothing more that a simple assembly oversight but never the less, leaves us with a very fine knife with an interesting production anomaly.

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