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.
Kingdom of Yugoslavia M20 Parade Saber Solingen Stojan Simic and brother-Belgrad. Slight damage to the wooden handle under the lion’s head. The item “Kingdom of Yugoslavia M20 Parade Saber Solingen Stojan Simic and brother-Belgrad” is in sale since Monday, March 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “bunsho_mr30c” and is located in Varazdin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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A Polish Saber WZ21. Slightly curved steel blade with one wide fuller and a false edge. Brass fittings of the hilt, with Polish eagle on the back. Grip covered with black leather, wrapped with twisted brass wire. Iron scabbard with two suspension rings, significantly affected by corrosion. Length 92,5 cm. This item is guaranteed to be genuine, ancient and as described. The item “A Polish Saber Sword WZ21″ is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “karabelaii” and is located in Kaunas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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.
This is an extremely nice example of a Japanese Army Dress Parade Sword that dates from the World War II Era. It is mounted with a beautiful machine made blade that measures 32 3/8 inches in length. The blade remains in very nice original condition with its gorgeous chemically applied temper line still beautifully present on either side. The beautifully detailed guard remains in very nice condition as well and wears a lovely silver Japanese Samurai family mon on the backstrap. The lovely carved horn hilt has survived in very healthy condition and with all of its twisted wire wrap still securely in place. The nickel plated scabbard has a bit of flaking, otherwise also remains in nice condition and has no dings. Overall measuring 39 1/2 inches in length. TO SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS PLEASE SCROLL DOWN. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The item “Japanese army dress sword saber with rare family silver Samurai family mom” is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 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.
A Polish sabre WZ21. A nice, original, Polish Soldier Battle sabre wz. 21 in steel, circa 1920. Blade by Borowski, marks on the back and on the guard. The scabbard has several strong dents, no holes, besides, the whole saber is in good condition, the original handle. Dimensions: length 100 cm. This item is guaranteed to be genuine, ancient and as described. The item “Polish Troopers Saber Sabre Sword WZ21 Szabla Polska Poland” is in sale since Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “karabelaii” and is located in Vienna. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique USSR Cavalry Sword Shashka 1941 WWII Saber Reproduction. An outstanding piece of military history; this cavalry saber still has its bayonet and mounting apparatus for it. See pictures for clear details and insignia stamps on blade. _gsrx_vers_811 GS 7.0.9 (811). The item “Antique USSR Cavalry Sword Shashka 1941 WWII Saber Reproduction” is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Reproductions”. The seller is “ruggedtrading” and is located in Spokane. This item can be shipped to United States.
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Very Rare Circa 1920s Chinese Republican WarLord’s Sword Saber (Dirk Dagger). Please Check back regularly for new listings of quality weapons. Extremely rare example of a very seldom encountered Chinese Republican sword variation dating from around 1920s-30s, belonged to a warlord of the Republican army, having gilt brass mounts with Foo Dogs carved in to both sides of the pommel and a large relief star to the guard among fine engraved floral decoratins, the grip retaining its fine sting ray skin and brass double wire wrapping intact. Wearing a sturdy straight single edged blade with deep narrow fuller to each side, showing wear to the nickeled finish with nice rich patina and multiple deviance of combat to the edge. Mostly solid and intact with micro play to the hilt mounts and in its original steel scabbard showing nice patina consistent with the age. Rare and exceptionally collectible weapon of one of the Chinese Republican army leaders. Overall 34 1/2 in scabbard. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Open. The item “Very Rare Circa 1920s Chinese Republican WarLord’s Sword Saber (Dirk Dagger)” is in sale since Tuesday, November 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “antiqueblades” and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
A very rare find! For sale is a Rare version of a Polish Cavalry Sword wz 1921 or wz. 21, rare troops/NCO version. This Saber was produced by A. Mann, Warsaw (mark on the ricasso) and is numbered 9. On the back of the blade – extremely low number, one of the first ever produced!!!! The sword fits perfectly into the scabbard. Semi-relic condition wit extensive pitting to both hilt and scabbard. Scabbard has a couple of holes as pictured. The blade appears much better, with some dark spots and looks that it was period re-sharpened. Please judge for yourself the condition from the pictures. Blade lenght: cca 80 cm. Total lenght : cca 100 cm. PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS AS THEY FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPION. 2nd or 3rd sword often ships for no extra charge when combined. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. AND PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYTHING. The item “M1921 POLISH CAVALRY SWORD ANTIQUE DAGGER OLD POLAND HUSSAR WZ 21 saber sabre” is in sale since Thursday, June 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “antiquearmsts” and is located in TRIESTE. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Poland
GUARANTEED ORIGINAL USMC MARINE OFFICER SWORD AND SCABBARD. SWORD BLADE IS MARKED “UNITED STATES MARINES” AND NORMAL MARINE CORPS MOTIFS ON BOTH SIDES. THE BLADE IS ALSO ENGRAVED WITH THE NAME R. THE BLADE IS STRAIGHT, HAS NOT BEEN SHARPENED AND IS TIGHT TO THE HILT. Fariss received the commission of CWO (Chief Warrant Officer) on 6/29/29, file # 019871, page # 572. He joined the Marine Corps in 1928 and served two tours of duty in China. He was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked and also where he met his future wife who was a RN at Queens Hospital. He served at Guadalcanal and in the Philippines during WW2. He continued to serve into Viet Nam. SHIPS ONLY IN THE US. The item “NAMED Sword Saber USMC MARINE Officer Mameluke Pattern CHINA MARINE WW2 Viet Nam” is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 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.