US Model 1904/05 Light Cavalry Sword "Experimental"

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This is the first "true" US attempt to produce the "ultimate" light cavalry sword; it basically conforms to European patterns and thinking of the times. It is very similar to the British patterns of 1908 and 1912, but without the full cup.
It is believed that less than 2000 of these were made, and most, if not all, had imported blades. I do not own one with any blade!
These swords are noted as having an iron hilt and "fish-skin" covered iron grip.
I am not aware of significant variations.
This sword is the direct-line predecessor of the Model 1913 "Patton" Cavalry Sword.

West Point Cadet Name Searches

I have various information on West Point Cadets - graduates and non-graduates - from 1802 to 2002. If there is a name on your sword - and that name is registered as a West Point Cadet - I can very likely supply basic information on that individual. I charge $10 to search, non-refundable. If a record is found, I will forward that information on to you via e-mail; if no record is found, I will e-mail you to that effect. Follow this link to request a West Point Cadet Search.

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