An historically significant and likely ‘unique’ First Pattern F-S Fighting Knife.  This example has a number of features that indicate very early production and possible clandestine use.  The straight taper blade is full length at just over 6⅝” and has a perfect ‘needle’ point tip.  The long early ricasso is devoid of etchings on both sides.  The cross-guard is the early exaggerated ‘S’ shape and shows the ricasso shoulder to be ground to fit.  The pommel is stamped with the ‘30946’, but unlike those known there is ‘no’ individual number present, possible indicating that this knife was the earliest version of this batch or even pre-dates it.  The original sheath is present but the frog has long gone and has been replaced by a bayonet frog.

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