At that time other companies started to produce F-S fighting knives also.
In the autumn of 1942, the Rodgers firm also produced what may be the finest of all the
wartime Fairbairn-Sykes knives: the Beads and Ridges model or Beaded & Ringed.
It is named so by
collectors for its distinctive grip pattern of rings of tiny beads, spaced with
sections of rings.
The handle was cast in pure brass. The blades are delicate
and uniform, and the weapon, though light, is perfectly balanced.
They are all black or nickel finish knives.
These knives are rare.