'New' Fairbairn Sykes...

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Tim.E, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Tim.E

    Tim.E Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 7, 2019
    This one arrived yesterday, built by Roger Harrington from a genuine Wilkinson Sword blade with the handle fittings made by him to original WS measurements.
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  2. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I snagged one as well. Nice that they have original blades.

    I visited the Wilkinson factory in Acton near Wormwood Scrubs the early 80's. They were still grinding swords and blades on huge stones 8-10ft in diameter. The grinders lay down over the turning stones. Very Victorian.

    Thanks for posting.....enjoy!:)
     
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  3. Tim.E

    Tim.E Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 7, 2019
    Cheers, waiting on 2 more now, another from Roger with an ebony handle and one from Shing.
    And then there's the not knowing what others Roger may decide to finish up...:)
     
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  4. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Very Nice !!
     
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  5. Tim.E

    Tim.E Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 7, 2019
    A couple more from Roger, one with, as before, an original Wilkinson Sword blade but this time with an Ebony handle and another with a Wilkinson etched gold titanium nitride coated blade and one of Roger's own handles and guard.
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    All three together.
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