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.
Original 1920’s US Navy dress sword as shown. Original uncleaned condition from the family estate. Overall length in the scabbard is 33 5/8. The blade just under 28 long. Knight on one side of blade. Records show as Lt. Commander of the Navy Intelligence division, serving in (at least) the years of 1923 and 1924. Marked only “proved” without a maker’s name. The blade is unsharpened as a dress sword (the tip is sharp). The handle is a natural shark? Skin that has some wear and missing spots on one side at the guard. Otherwise excellent condition overall. Nothing loose or damaged other than mentioned. See all photos carefully. The item “1920s US Navy Officers Presentation Dress Sword pre WWII Military, R. H. Knight” is in sale since Saturday, April 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “dandobee” and is located in Temecula, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- UPC: Does Not Apply
100% ORIGINAL ISSUE PIECE. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Romania, Bulgaria, Mexico, China, Macau, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Montenegro. The item “ROMANIA KINGDOM SCOUT OFFICER’S REGIMENT BADGE. SILVER #202 CAROL II PERIOD RR” is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “worldmedals” and is located in NS. This item can be shipped to Canada, all countries in Europe, United States, Australia, Japan.
(see last two photos for both badges). Gold plated brass as was customary both before and after WWII. Guaranteed 1930’s production. It was made for the N. Using a special gold plating method used exclusively by that company during the 1920’s and 30’s. The item “Very rare 1930’s pre WWII USN Submarine Officers dolphins badge MYRGOLD” is in sale since Sunday, March 15, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “warwings” and is located in Memphis, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
100% ORIGINAL ISSUE PIECE. The item “ROMANIA KINGDOM 1920 CAVALRY OFFICER’S TUNIC. UNIFORM. ORIGINAL! MEDAL. RR! 7″ is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “worldmedals” and is located in NS. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan.
SWORD:94,5 cm. BLADE: 80,5 cm. ORIGINAL WIRE ON HANDLE. Coulaux & Cie Klingenthal France. If you have any questions please contact me. The item “FRENCH MODEL 1923 CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD” is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “roko1zg” and is located in Krizevci. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
Soviet Russian RKKA Summer Officer’s Visor Cap Army military hat High Copy 1935y. Available sizes for now: 58. The hat can be made by your order in any size you need. Production of the hat takes from 8 to 14 days. Material and color of the product ordered may differ from the one shown in the photo. If you have any question, please feel free. Thanks for visiting us. The item “Soviet Russian RKKA Summer Officer’s Visor Cap Army military hat High Copy 1935y” is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “aleck_o” and is located in Kharkov. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Circa 1920’s Full Dress General Officer’s Visor Cap. There is very detailed bullion work around the band. Not sure who the maker is, or the size. In good condition; the sweatband is worn, stained and is missing stitching about half-way around. The bullion vein work design is largely gone, but still has a great look. There are some stitches gone from the visor. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Circa 1920’s Full Dress General Officer’s Visor Cap” is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “jimmtn” and is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay.
100% ORIGINAL ISSUE PIECE. The item “ROMANIA KINGDOM 1930’S OFFICER’S ARTILLERY TUNIC UNIFORM. ORIGINAL! MEDAL. RR! 9″ is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “worldmedals” and is located in NS. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan.
Order pro Merito Melitensi. Rare Grand Officer’s set in original Box. Of the Order with original ribbon and ties, large crown with elaborate suspension and ribbon retainer. Badge measures 53 mm in width and 90 mm from the bottom of the cross. To the top of the circle. Crown measures 36 mm in width. Neck ribbon measures 50 mm in width. Centre medallions of the cross are near 22 mm in diameter. Badge is well made, hand etched borders (same as on the badge on the breast star), centre disc not rotates. Features badge of the order (cross) and separately applied crown a top. Breast star is lightly vaulted. 86 mm in width, cross is 45.5 mm wide, crown is 11 mm wide, weight 63,6 grams. Centre medallions are near 20 mm in diameter. Excellent quality,’diamond-cut’ body of the star. Vertical pin for fastening, original catch/hinge/pin in top condition. Crown attached to the star via 2 folded prongs. Plaque on the reverse: E. Cravanzola, Roma via del Corso 341. No damage to enamels, shows age and spotty tarnish. Original box: 238 mm x 120 mm x 42 mm. Excellent set, hard to find. Period is difficult to determine, probably 1940 or close. The item “MALTA Order pro Merito Melitensi Rare Grand Officer’s set with Box S. M. O. M” is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “goldnumisco” and is located in Sinaia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy