WW2 ANDERSON Patton sword fighting dagger made from WW1 era LF&C M1913 saber Cavalry Saber dated 1918. Practically unused condition – VERY rare as such, new leather scabbard included.
Very rare WW2 fighting dagger made during the war by Andeson in Glendale, CA, USA from the hilt part of WW1 era M1913 Cavalry Saber, typically referred to as the “Patton sword”. These intimidating “Patton Sword” fighters were made by a number of American makers during the war. A large quantity of Patton Swords and even older Civil War sabers were converted into somewhat crude, but very practical fighting knives and trench daggers. This exact type is illustrated on pages 50-53 of the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of the US military edged weapons (see the pages scans attached). This scarce fighting dagger comes with what looks like a new replacement scabbard that looks 100% like the “real deal”, except the leather is obviously new.
This fighting knife is about 13-1/2” / 34.3 cm overall; dual-edge blade is about 8-1/2” / 21.4 cm; both edges are near-perfect and super-sharp still; the tip is intact. The original M1913 Saber that this knife was converted from was manufactured by Landers Frary & Clark (L.F.&C) in 1918 L.F.&C. / 1918 / US “flaming bomb” ordinance mark on ricasso’s one side, U.S. / N0. 13 “screaming eagle” arsenal acceptance mark on the other. The original red molded plastic handle is in excellent condition, considering the age – there are no cracks, dings, or chips on the plastic; the handle is tight with no play. The well-made replacement scabbard is expertly made with excellent attention to the WW2-original detail shape and fit; the keeper is nice and tight; the leather is soft and supple. This leather scabbard is a perfect companion for this gagger – great for collection display or some re-enactment action.
This WW2 ANDERSON Patton sword fighting dagger / former WW1 era M1913 Cavalry Saber type is VERY hard to find these days – today most of the surviving WW2 Anderson fighting daggers are in private collections and are off the market. This is one of the best WW2 era “non-regulation” US fighting knives with a lot of character AND in excellent overall condition, you will not be disappointed!
These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with this lot We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 bayonets, fighting knives, daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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