Model 1913 Cavalry Trooper's Sword (aka "Patton")

This is the last US cavalry combat sword; it replaced the US Model 1904 Light Cavalry, but its true ancestor was the US Model 1905 "Experimental" Light Cavalry.
Ironically, it is considered to be "the ultimate" cavalry sword design in an era when cavalry was being phased out.
It was designed by the then "Lieutenant George S. Patton" whom later became the premier cavalry (armored) officer during WWII.
It is well balanced and perfectly suited for cavalry charge and thrust. It appears to be a very "effective" weapon.
Unlike it's predecessors, it was worn attached to the saddle of the horse, (as opposed to being attached to the waist of the trooper).
It, too, is similar to European patterns of the time, and is strikingly similar to the British Pattern of 1908.
It has a "blued" steel "cup-hilt" and black composition grip.
I am sure there are variations.
Scabbards are of wood, covered by a leather "skin", then covered with green canvas; the furniture - throat and drag - are of blued steel.

I like these swords, and have owned several; however, they just do not fit in my collection. The M1913 has a very modern appearance.

This was the last cavalry sword issued by the US Government. On April 18, 1934, the issuance of swords to cavalry troopers was discontinued.

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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