WWI Era AEF US Army M1913 Cavalry Saber or Patton Sword w/Scabbard - Marked: LF&C 1919 - Nice Condition - Original. The sword has the complete hilt w/original finish, some minor surface pittingt. Blade is bright, no rust, but does have minor discoloration from age. There are areas of minor surface pitting on the blade No evidence of sharpening, tip is intack but it has been blunted. This was normally done on swords used for training.
It still has the original canvas covered scabbard. The metal tip and throat are intact with original finish.The canva cover has been painted. The canvas covering is intact, no rips or tears. It has minor soiling from age and prior usage. There are two nicks in the edge of the scabbard. The US Model 1913 Cavalry Saber, commonly referred to as the. Patton suggested the revision from a curved sword and edge and cutting technique to a thrusting style of attack, following his extensive training in France. It had a large, basket-shaped. Mounting a straight, double-edged, thrusting blade designed for use by light cavalry. Although officially designated a saber, it lacks the curved edge typical of many models of saber. This weapon, the last sword issued to U. Cavalry, was never used as intended. At the beginning of U. Involvement in World War I, several American cavalry units armed with sabers were sent to the front, but they were held back. The character of war had changed, making horse-mounted troops easy prey for enemy troops equipped with. Those cavalrymen who saw combat did so dismounted, using their horses only to travel similar to. Patton instead adapted his style of move forward and attack technique to his use of tanks in battle. These swords are getting increasingly more difficult to find, in nice condition.
This is a nice original example that would go well in any US WWI Collection. For all you collectors of the M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, M1903 Springfield, M1911 Pistol, or any other WWII Battle Rifle. Check out my other items. The item "WWI AEF US Army M1913 Calvary Saber or Patton Sword withScabbard Dtd LF&C 1919" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.