US MODEL 1913 CAVALRY OR “PATTON” SWORD DATED 1918 - NO SCABBARD

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Item Code: 490-2163

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This sword is a Model 1913 cavalry sword commonly referred to as the “Patton Saber.”  The sword was designed for the U.S. Army by Second Lieutenant (later General) George S. Patton Jr. in 1913. It has a large, basket-shaped hilt mounting a straight, double-edged, thrusting blade designed for use by light cavalry. Patton's 1914 manual "Saber Exercise" outlined a system of training for both mounted and foot use of the sword. Patton suggested the revision from a curved saber edge and cutting technique to a thrusting style of attack.

This sword features a 35.00 inch long blade that tapers toward the point with a deep central fuller running from the ricasso to within approx. 5.00 inches of the point. The blade is double-edged and in fair condition with moderate mottling and light scattered surface pitting. Bottom edge is heavily nicked in areas. The obverse ricasso features the markings of "U.S.” over an eagle head and “No. 12.” The reverse ricasso is maker marked "L.F & C."  (Landers, Frary & Clark) with the flaming Ordnance Bomb logo in between over “1918.” Stampings are good.

The grip is made of steel with a crosshatched surface for better grip. The top of the grip just behind the guard has a recessed area for resting the thumb. The pommel is smooth and convex. There is a screw through the pommel cap and two lateral screws holding the grip together. The guard is made of a single heavy sheet of steel molded into a full basket with three ridges in the area of the knuckle bow. Both the grip and the guard are blackened. All is in good condition with some light surface dirt.

Sword does not have its scabbard.  [AD] [ph:L]

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