Military Cadet Sword
1870 to 1920

This appears to be the last in the series of early Cadet swords. I have owned several of these and I have found them to be inferior in construction to the earlier specimens.
The hilt is of brass and pommel cap, grip, and cross-guard are all separate; more often than not the fit is very loose.
There are quite a lot of Cadet Sword variations; many, if not most, were privately purchased. Most of these are devoid of markings; perhaps only a school initial set on the hilt crossguard panel or perhaps MA    (for "Military Academy").

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.

If you need further information, please request such on the Weapons Identification Service page.
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