GREAT WAR U.S. “PATTON” Model 1913 Cavalry Sword
WWI DATED, Designed by George S. PATTON in 1913
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GREAT WAR U.S. “PATTON” Model 1913 Cavalry Sword

WWI DATED, Designed by George S. PATTON in 1913

Here we present an antique U.S. Model 1913 “Patton” Cavalry Saber, made in 1918, the last year of World War I. This was the last cavalry saber ever issued to the U.S. Cavlary. It was also the first full redesign of the American cavalry saber since 1860. It was designed by none other than General George S. Patton himself, only then a Second Lieutenant and the Master of the Sword at the Mounted Service School at Fort Riley, Kansas.

After himself competing in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm (competing and placing 5th in the Pentathalon, which consisted of fencing, shooting, swimming, horse riding and running), Patton sought out the tutelage of French Master of the Sword Adjutant M. Cléry in 1912 and by 1913 was consulting the U.S. Army on a total redesign of the cavalry saber. Like Napoleon, Patton was convinced that a long, straight and sharply pointed blade would be best for cavalry. The objective of the cavalryman would be to ride low in the saddle and try to pierce the enemy instead of riding high and trying to slash with a curved blade. Thrusting with the blade was much deadlier and more effective than trying to cut through equipment and clothing. The blade was double edged, however, with both sides sharpened, so that the edge could still be used when necessary.

Unfortunately for the sword, World War I proved just how obsolescent cavalry charges had become, and though they were issued to the front of U.S. lines during their part, it was likely seldom used for the charge. As fate would have it, Patton would take what he had learned about cavalry charges before and during WWI and apply those to the truly cutting edge technology of tank warfare in World War II.

This specimen features a 35-inch-long blade. The blade is double edged and sharpened on both sides. The hilt is a large and solid basket for full protection of the hand in a charge. The grips are sharply checkered hard rubber grip and the back strap has a thumbprint for good purchase. The left side of the ricasso is marked “LF&C./1918” for Landers, Frary and Clark as well as the date of production and a flaming bomb proof mark. The right is stamped “U.S./1877”. The sword comes complete with the original scabbard. Condition is fine.

Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Blade is 35 inches in length.

Overall condition as seen in photos.

Here is a chance to own the last issued U.S. Cavalry Saber, designed by one of the most legendary U.S. military figures, General George S. Patton.

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5.00 Pounds