This WWI era (or earlier) M1902 OFFICERS SABER/Sword could not have been made later than 1933 when the M. Lilley & Company / Columbus, Ohio changed its name. I believe it is a WWI blade, judging from the HORN material of its HILT/GRIP. Give or take a few years, this ceremonial SABER is approximately100 years old! This is a NOT a current, inexpensive Spanish-made Saber. Neither is this a private military school Saber. This SABER has the earlier Bone HILT/GRIP which is in PERFECT condition (NOT cast metal, or a composition material, or wood). Etched Blade has not been’named’ to an officer, but is blank. On the Ricasso is etched, THE M. The Finish of the BLADE is FLAWLESS, without scratches, bends, nicks, or spots of rust. The Factory Edge, spine, and sharpened TIP are in PERFECT condition. This has a gracefully designed, perfect'”C” shaped GUARD and POMMEL. There are no bends in the Branches of the GUARD. The central Branch (parallel to the axis of the Saber) has the extra detail of a raised ridge. Supplied with the Saber is a RUSSET LEATHER SWORD KNOT. The plated Steel SCABBARD has ZERO dents, but has begun to show pinpoint flaking of NICKLE PLATING with two minor spots of plating loss, commensurate with its age. The THROAT of the Scabbard has the detailed 3 rings that mirrors those on the HILT above the GUARD and the 3 rings that encircle the oval POMMEL NUT. The DRAG is in PERFECT condition as are the SUSPENSION RINGS. Model 1902 Army Officers’ Saber. The official nomenclature for the current regulation U. Army saber is saber for all officers, Model 1902. It was adopted on July 17, 1902 by authority of General Order No. The M1902 saber was authorized for all officers with the exception of Chaplains. The lightly curved blade measures between 30-34 inches long with weights initially specified by the U. Army to be between 20.2 and 22.8 ounces (573 to 647 grams) and a point of balance of 3.25 inches from the hilt as specified for infantry sabers. The M1902 Saber is the current sword used by officers of the United States Army. Though rarely seen today, it is regularly worn with the Dress Blue Uniform by the Officers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard based at Ft. Meyer (Arlington National Cemetery) for all ceremonial events. Many Officers and their brides have exited a Chapel beneath an arch of M1902 Sabers held aloft by the Brides-groomsmen. I know my parents did on Corregidor in the 1930s. It was also the custom for the Bride and Groom together to make the first cut of the wedding cake with a M1902 SABER. Army saber model 1902 was designed to be a replacement for the U. S model 1850 for foot Officers, and the model 1872 for the cavalry. This new design was developed in response to a request for a lighter cut and thrust weapon that soldiers can actually fight with. The final design of the M1902 was the result of many years of study and experimentation starting in 1871 by Henry V. Allien & Company that developed the M1902 in collaboration with General John Cunningham Kelton who was an expert swordsman and Adjutant General of the Army. After many years of research by Mr. Allien through his numerous trips to Europe and making a number of patterns, with both straight and curved blades, the present regulation sword was completed and laid before General John C. Kelton who recommended making it less curved from center to point, the latter to be in line with the grip, so as to give greater force in thrusting. When the uniform board met in Washington in June 1902, five pattern swords that Henry V. Allien & Company were working on, three with straight blades and two with curved were submitted along with the Ordnance Department who had the same number to submit. The result was that one of the Allien swords was adopted, the very one approved by General Kelton. Factory of Columbus, Ohio was founded in the mid-1860s by four veterans of the American Civil War, and produced a large line of military uniforms, caps, swords, saddles, and insignia, first for the U. Military, then for military schools and fraternal organizations as well. In 1933, during the Great Depression, the company was bought out by a Michigan company, Henderson-Ames, and the name changed to LILLEY-AMES. The company finally ceased operations in 1965. The item “Pre-WWI M1902 Officers SABER Sword M. C. Lilley & Co. Horn Grip. Excellent++” is in sale since Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “bataan12213″ and is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
US PRE WW2 M1902 HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD & SCABBARD BOTH NAMED ENGRAVED. See pics for details of this sword and scabbard. Both sword and scabbard are named. Both sword and scabbard are ornately decorated. Scabbard has the presentation engraved between the ring mounts. I have a pdf file that has a group pic in which Captain James F. Smith is in during 1929 and that is why I’m calling the sword a pre WW2. Blade is tight to hilt. Blade tip shows wear. Scabbard has a few dings. The item “US PRE WW2 M1902 HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD & SCABBARD BOTH NAMED ENGRAVED” is in sale since Tuesday, August 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “ldcbac” and is located in Washington, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
ORIGINAL & VG+ Condition M1902 Officer’s Dress Saber & Scabbard w/ Provenance. This is an ORIGINAL example of the Model 1902 Officer’s Dress Sword/Saber and scabbard, as worn during dress uniform occasions. The saber was manufactured in Germany (see image of ricasso) and so I have placed its vintage between the World Wars. The saber is chromed and engraved with the Army coat-of-arms on the reverse surface and on the obverse has U. ” and the name of the officer “Edwin J. Saradakis engraved in the blank space provided there. The sword and nickel-plated scabbard are both in VERY GOOD+ condition and show no defects or scratches and only needs a good polishing. Best of all, the sword has a beautiful russet brown leather sword “knot” and lanyard to compliment its appearance. Here’s an opportunity for the sword or edged weaponry collector to obtain a beautiful dress saber for the collection or a re-enactor for his impression. I’m a militaria collector like you and I do this as a sideline to my own collecting. Nonetheless, I’ll handle your order in a business-like and professional manner. Thanks for your business! Vendio Images: More than just a pretty image. 250+ Mobile Responsive & Active Content Free Listing Templates with Vendio Sales Manager. Get business information that counts! – Vendio Counters are active content free. The item “ORIGINAL & VG+ Condition M1902 Officer’s Dress Saber & Scabbard with Provenance” is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “stanwolcott” and is located in Big Bear Lake, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Virginia Volunteers/ Virginia Militia M1902 Dress Frock Coat. Colonel & Aide de Camp to Governor E. See photo of Register Officers Virginia Volunteers Officer listed as “Colonel & Aide de Camp, staff of Governor & Commander & Chief” This identified officer I. Val Parham was a prominent citizen of Petersburg Virginia. He was instrumental in getting Camp Lee established in Petersburg for WWI. He lost his right hand and possibly part of his arm around 1913. The shoulder cord is on the left shoulder as found. He served as Mayor of Petersburg, and was City Treasurer up until his death in 1961. Recently found a photo of Gov. Trinkle and his staff of Colonels. Val Parham is the fourth man from the right end. Note that he is standing in back of two men to hide his missing arm, which did not stop him from his vast achievements. The stahh are listed by name and numbered for easy reference. I believe this is the last Governor`s term where a staff of Colonels were used. The documentation, including staff photo and obituary listing his accomplishments will be included with uniform. Armpit to armpit 21″, sleeve from armpit to end 18 1/4″, shoulder seam to shoulder seam 18″, seam to seam across back 16″, length from top of collar to end 39. Coat has a few moth holes, but nothing major. One of the bullion Colonel eagles is missing from the left shoulder knot. The tip of the bullion shoulder cord is broken off. All Virginia state seal buttons on the double breasted front are intact and back marked Superior Quality as well as 4 on the back. The gold bullion shoulder knots are intact and the army eagle buttons are back marked H. The dark blue insert on the high standing collar is worn and fraying. The 5 strand heavy bullion quatrefoil of a Colonel on sleeves of dark blue wool uniform. PLEASE read descriptions and view all pictures carefully. Please see photos, zoom is used to get every detail on some photos, which may make the item appear larger than it is. If no measurements are given, please ask, I will be glad to answer and add it to the listing. I usually include my business card with each order. I value your business. I cannot make exceptions. We attempt to describe every item accurately, and will offer a wide range of items as they become available. Most items are from our own collections, or things we have picked up along the way and we try to provide the history of the item when available. Thanks for considering our items. ASMIC Member # 5596. The item “Virginia Volunteers M1902 Colonel Aide de Camp Dress Frock Coat Gov Staff Photo” is in sale since Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “blueprinter1995″ and is located in Cape Charles, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
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This is a very nice example of an important Presentation Grade U. This sword belonged to Brigadier General Charles Yawkey Banfill, born in 1897 and died in 1966. This Sword, at the time Banfill was a Captain, was presented to him by the Enlisted Men of the 29th Div. Aviation in Appreciation of Thoughtful Consideration as inscribed upon the scabbard throat. It is mounted with a wonderfully etched blade that measures 32 1/8 inches in length which remains in very nice original condition with all the beautiful etching and bright gold still present on either side. The blade is also etched Capt. Inside a panel on one side. It wears a multi-branched guard with an eaglehead pommel that is intricately detailed that remains in very nice condition as well. The composite hilt is a bit faded with age, nevertheless does remains tight and sturdy. The plated metal scabbard wears beautiful coordinating fittings with the presentation inscription on the backside of the top fitting and overall the scabbard also remains nice and in very good serviceable condition. Overall measuring 39 3/8 inches in length. This is a fine piece of U. TO SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS PLEASE SCROLL DOWN. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! The item “VERY NICE AND IMPORTANT U. S. PRESENTATION SWORD M1902″ is in sale since Wednesday, August 17, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “pcay” and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.