A very important early production First Pattern F-S.  Only a few examples of these early knives are known and although this example is in poor condition it exhibits all the characteristics of very early production and has a superb full length blade with a perfect tip.  The knife has an extra thick blade, narrow taper, full length at 6 ½”.  The blade also has a very long ricasso.  Both etchings are strong and readable, importantly the Wilkinson etching is of the more ornate pattern only seen on these early knives.  The cross-guard is of the extra wavy style and the ricasso shoulder has been expertly ground into the ‘s’ shape to match the guard.  The knurling runs closer to the guard than on later examples. 

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