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Old 16 June 2006, 14:40   #41
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For the information of others AND Jono. I did not use Google. I am a collector, so this was prior knowledge. I look forward to your polite apology Jono.
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Old 16 June 2006, 16:00   #42
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For the information of others AND Jono. I did not use Google. I am a collector, so this was prior knowledge. I look forward to your polite apology Jono.
Don't think it was aimed at you. ..and anyway, the chance of getting an appology out of that borld edded bastud is zilch!
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Old 16 June 2006, 16:21   #43
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For the first time you have impressed me, with your SF knife knowlege. You can still buy one of these from Wilkinson but it will cost an arm and a leg and is not a good boating knife. If you have a WWII original in good condition it is worth thousands ( particularly in the USA) I just happen to have a Navel Officers, Wilkinson Sword, engraved as a gift to my Father from the Marine Society in 1953. The Marine Society, in 1939 promised to give any student of the last officers training course, conducted at HMS Warspite, London ( shore based training station, at that time) a sword if they were actually commisioned. Unfortunately we lost his brother (my Uncle) on HMS Hood a few years later and my Father was taking back seat on a Stringbag, off the Ark during the battle with the Bismark. Want to make me an offer? Yes, I am from Yorkshire, not frigging Cleveland.
Just ramblings from another YANK.
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Nope it was aimed at me.

I was called a mine of useless information long before Google came on the scene!!!

I just happen to have 2 genuine WWII Fairburns. My brother collects swords - he has a few nice Wilkinisons.

Nice history behind yours - you must be very proud of it.
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Old 16 June 2006, 16:24   #44
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Isn't it 'Fairbairn'?
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Old 16 June 2006, 16:28   #45
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Are you a closet commando too?
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Old 16 June 2006, 17:00   #46
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Are you a closet commando too?
Na, I just followed Jono's instructions. the image is called 'fairbairn sykes' (or the other way round) and a google confirms the name. not 'Fairburn'.
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Old 16 June 2006, 17:05   #47
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.... I am a collector...

..and I am a user... but more of a SOG man myself..

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I look forward to your polite apology Jono.
You can "look forward" all you like.. . the comment was aimed at Mr Googlebullshitmeister... not you
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Old 16 June 2006, 17:25   #48
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Isn't it 'Fairbairn'?
Nope - it is Fairburn named after Eric Anthony Sykes and William Ewart Fairburn who devised combat training methods for the Commandos during the war.

I remember being given their book as a kid by an old Uncle of mine. He was in the Commando during the war and was captured in Italy - he made a daring escape - well not really he just walked out and as he was so tanned they thought he was just another Eytie and let him go. He was only about 5' 6" but as cool as a cucumber - nothing ever rattled him.
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Old 16 June 2006, 23:09   #49
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SOG is a good knife, and particularly suitable for boating if it has a serrated blade. I personally carry a 50 year old folding KA-BAR, ( very rare). Unfortunately it has a carbon steel blade ( 5 " ) so requires a lot of care. AND, because,I legally can, I carry my trusty, Colt 45, whenever venturing out into the boonys. I also have a Taylor folder, teflon coated, which was a Xmas present from the the Pres. of Smith and Wesson. ( name dropping of course) Best knife I ever owned. Beat that with a stick!!!! I now understand that your comments were directed at Codders not me so that's OK.
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Jeez - good job I didn't ask about flare guns and Very pistols...
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