US MODEL 1913 CAVALRY OR “PATTON” SWORD WITH ATTACHED PICKET PIN – SHORTENED BLADE

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Item Code: 490-2162

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 33.50 inch long blade that tapers toward the point with a deep central fuller running from the ricasso to within approx. 3.25 inches of the point. Blade was originally 35.00 inches but was professionally repointed at some time. The blade is double-edged and is in very nice condition with only light mottling to be seen. Edges are free of nicks. The obverse ricasso features the markings of "U.S.” minus the eagle head which is usually found. The reverse ricasso is maker marked "L.F & C."  (Landers, Frary & Clark) with the flaming Ordnance Bomb logo in between over “1919.” Stampings are strong. There is a heavy leather washer present at the base of the blade.

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 excellent condition.

The scabbard has a wooden body covered in khaki canvas with a large wide steel throat and a plain drag both of which are darkened like the grip. Canvas has been painted an OD green and is in good condition. Iron throat has a carrying ring on each side.

Attached by straps to the lower portion of the scabbard is a brown leather carrier for 1912 heavy iron picket pin. The picket pin is present and in good condition.   [AD] [ph:L]

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