FOR SALE – Edged Weapons

V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded. Front view, scabbard extended.
V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. Front view, scabbard extended.

Edged weapons for sale by Colin MacGregor Stevens. These may include knives, bayonets, swords etc.

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Bayonet P07 Hooked Quillon (1)
Bayonet P07 Hooked Quillon (1)

Bayonet P07 Hooked Quillon (2)
Bayonet P07 Hooked Quillon (2)


Bayonet P07 Hooked Quillon (3)
Bayonet P07 Hooked Quillon (3)
$1,200 CAD RARE HOOKED QUILLON P1907 - Lee-Enfield SMLE bayonet Pattern 1907 with the Hooked quillon still intact! Made 9 ’08 (September 1908) ER for Edward Rex (King Edward VII). WILKINSON Regimentally marked to the Grenadier Guards (“G.G. / R / 1805”). Shiny blade, obviously used for parades. Scabbard marked “H.G.B. 17” (1917?) and has the metal end cap on the bottom end of the scabbard. White buff leather frog. Name POUCHER on the back. Scales had been painted black at some point, presumably for parades.
Bayonet Ross HMS CANADA DA 265(2)
Bayonet Ross HMS CANADA DA 265(2)

Bayonet Ross HMS CANADA DA 265(3)
Bayonet Ross HMS CANADA DA 265(3)


Bayonet Ross HMS CANADA DA 265(6
Bayonet Ross HMS CANADA DA 265(6
$500 CAD RARE Ross Bayonet Mk. 1911 pattern for Mk. III (aka M-10) rifle HMS CANADA issued dated 12/14 (December 1914). C/|\ marked. The is a rare one that has a known history. The cross-guard is marked D.A. 265 which was the Chilean Navy's number. That tells us that the bayonet had been overseas in Canadian use. After the rifles were exchanged with the British for SMLE rifles, the Rosses and their bayonet were issued to Royal Marines. Some were placed on board the British battleship HMS CANADA. That ship was involved in the Battle of Jutland (we do not know if the Ross rifles were on board at that time). After the was HMS Canada was sold to the Chilean Navy. They numbered the rifles, bolts and bayonets. While in British service the bayonets were modified to fit British webbing. The scabbards had the built-in frog removed, and a mouthpiece from a Lee-Metford Mk. II fitted. The brown leather scabbards were then dyed black. On this one there is a large “M” on the right scale (grip) and this is thought to be a Royal Marines marking. I am selling it because I now have an HMS CANADA Ross with matching serial numbered bayonet. Condition: a rodent (a rat on board the ship?) had chewed on one side of the scabbard but did not break through, damaging an area about 2 inches long on one edge. The scales are original but have a chip missing, a crack forming and a gouged out area on one side (removing an old marking?) If you have a D.A. marked Ross rifle then you definitely want D.A. Marked bayonet, even it has a mismatched number, as only a few hundred were so marked. *** WANTED - Ross bolt marked D.A. 90 ***
V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded. Front view, scabbard extended.
V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded. Front view, scabbard extended.

V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded.
V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded.


V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded. Maker CASE name and thumbprint.
V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - Front view, scabbard folded. Maker CASE name and thumbprint.


V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - back view, scabbard folded.
V-42 of known Sgt 1-1 FSSF man who was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at Anzio. - back view, scabbard fold
$10,000 CAD (USD $7,900) CASE V-42
Extremely rare and much sought after, and documented Case V-42 "Commando Knife" issued to the First Special Service Force (FSSF), The Devil's Brigade). This is a very much used one and the "Braves" were noted for their use of these knives.
This one was purchased directly from the son of the veteran who had carried it in the war. That man was from Texas, was a Sergeant during the war, was commissioned after the war and served as Aide-de-Camp to General Frederick. This man was sadly killed in action in the Korean War. This man was on the Cerro Alto Raid in the Anzio Beach-head and was awarded a Silver Star for bravery for going into a minefield at Anzio in Italy to rescue an injured comrade. A copy of his citation will come with the knife. He was also wounded and received a Purple Heart. A copy of a photo of him when he was training at Helena, Montana with the FSSF comes with the knife.

This V-42 had lost its scabbard over the years. The V-42 scabbard now with the knife was carried by a different, though sadly unidentified, veteran of the FSSF. That man's name is not known but as it is still full length and is folded in FSSF fashion so that it could be worn behind the pistol holster it is logical to deduce that it was carried by an FSSF man. The securing tabs are partly missing. The wear on the scabbard is indicative that it too was almost certainly carried throughout the Aleutian and Italian Campaigns and likely Southern France, and thus it is a most suitable companion for this V-42. Research material on the man who carried the knife will be provided with the knife. The leather lace tie-down is original new-old stock WWII surplus.

Some collectors love the mint examples that the soldiers never used, but mailed home. This on the other hand is one those, that if if could talk, would say "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!". The blade had been sharpened so much that it is now obviously slimmer than the factory original specifications. The blade had painted flat olive drab, suggesting strongly that it was painted to reduce the chance of glinting when stalking an enemy and thus alerting an enemy in combat. Documented V-42 knives that are also known to have been carried in combat are incredibly rare. This one was also carried by a decorated hero who was killed in the Korean War. To me, the only knife that is more important to me is the F-S Fighting Knife carried by my own father in 1943 with No. 4 Commando. I have worked in museums for over 45-years and artifacts with documented and impressive history like this are always a treasure.

I have had several people ask to buy it, so I finally put a price on it. If it sells, fine, if not then I am quite happy to keeps it for many years to come. A documented V-42 sold at Rock Island Auction in the U.S.A. as Lot #3756 on May 20, 2011, 11 years ago, for U.S. $ 10,350 PLUS the auction fees, taxes etc. which usually amount to about 25%. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/52/3755/rare-documented-1st-special-service-force-case-v42-combat-knife
Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (4)
Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (4)

Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (10
Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (10


Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (9)
Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (9)


Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (7)
Bayonet Lee-Metford P1888 (7)
$450 CAD RARE LEE-METFORD P1888 Mk. II 2nd type bayonet with scabbard and frog. Date 8 '96 (August 1896). This one is attributed to Trooper CUSTANCE of the Lord Strathcona Horse (LdSH). The frog is a Canadian pattern was clearly marked that it was made by H. Lamontagne in Montreal and has the special sleeve to hold the horse picquet. Correct oil hole just above the rivet nearest the pommel. I was told by the previous long-time owner that this was the actual scabbard and double frog illustrated on page 49 in R. Barrie Manarey's book THE CANADIAN BAYONET 1971. He obtained the bayonet from the CUSTANCE’s grandson. Pommel shows that it was used to pound in the piquet stake. Regimental stores number 543 stamped into the cross-guard. Blade marked VR and crown, WD /|\ There is a good chance that this one was used in the Boer War, expecially as Regt. No. 358 Private Custance, T.E>M. of Caldwell, England was in South Africa 1900-1901 (the Boer War in'C' Squadron, the LdSH. Ref p.138 STRATHCONA'S HORSE SOUTH AFRICA 1900 - 1901 published 2000 by the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society. A mint copy of this book with the dust jacket is now included in this sale with the bayonet.
P1907 Canadian issue marked - B
P1907 Canadian issue marked - B

P1907 Canadian issue marked - B
P1907 Canadian issue marked - B
$225 CAD (B) Bayonet P1907 with scabbard. CANADIAN issue. C/|\ issue marked. SANDERSON made. 1 18 (Jan 1918) Clear markings but serious corrosion on blade edge near tip. $225W1
OSS Smatchet
OSS Smatchet

OSS Smatchet
OSS Smatchet


OSS Smatchet
OSS Smatchet
$1,500 CAD RARE WWII OSS Smatchet. Designed by William Fairbairn, co-designer of the F-S Fighting Knife. Also made in England. Used by Commandos and OSS. Possibly by SOE as well. A rare WWII fighting knife. Knife is "sterile" 2with no markings, but is an original. Comes with an original OSS scabbard. Blade is pitted and scabbard is missing the hold down strap. W1

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