U.S. Model 1913 Cavalry Patton Sword
This sword was basically designed by George S. Patton and developed from the design of the British 1908 cavalry sword. Overall length 43- 1/2" long,designed to be worn only from a saddle and not from the waist. The scabbard is 36" long and is secured by iron tip drag and throat. There are two rings in the middle of the throat for suspension purposes. The middle of the body is canvas covered. The blade is 35" long and is marked on the obverse "US" and on the reverse "LF & C" over an ordinance flaming bomb and then "1918". The L F & C stands Landers,Frary & Clark. The blade is in excellent condition having never been shined or polished. There are several minor nicks in the blade probably not associated with service or actual usage. The scabbard remains in sound condition. The reverese side shows two exposed areas of cover. We presume that leather straps were carelessly removed at the time that the sword was being sold as surplus by the U.S. army. Other then the above noted, an excellent example.