WW2 M1913 Patton Sword fighting dagger “theater fighting knife” made from 1914-dated WW1 era SA M1913 Cavalry Saber, original hand-made leather scabbard. One of a kind fighter in great condition, considering the age. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM!
Very cool-looking WW2 era fighting dagger made from the hilt section of the WW1 era M1913 Cavalry Saber (M1913 sword description page is the courtesy of Wikipedia), aka the “Patton Sword“. These “Patton Sword” daggers were made early in the war for the US servicemen using M1913 Calvary swords and even some older Civil War sabers. During the first couple of years of WW2 the US servicemen had no standard-issue fighting knife so military was desperately looking for a quick an inexpensive way to satisfy the demand for the much-needed fighting knives early in the War. Someone came up with the idea of re-purposing these old sabers (and by than obsolete weapons anyway) info fighting knives and daggers. A large quantity of Patton Swords and even older Civil War era sabers were converted into somewhat crude, but very practical fighting knives and trench daggers (I have an uncut, original M1913 Saber available for sale right here ion the store).
Each M1913 saber was cut to make 3 fighting knives. Obviously, the “hilt part” fighters are scarcer than the rest. These intimidating “Patton Sword” fighters were made by a number of American makers during the war. This “medieval dagger” fighting knife style is not listed in any of the WW2 reference books I know of; the manufacturer’s name of this particular “Patton Sword fighting knife” style has been lost to history. This dagger is about 11-1/2” / 29.2 cm overall; fullered dual-edge blade is about 7-3/8” / 18.7 cm. The blade has been flat-ground for a lighter and slim profile; it is very sharp still; the tip is intact. The original M1913 Saber that this dagger was converted from was manufactured during WW1 by the famous Springfield Arsenal (SA) in 1914. Ricasso is stamped SA / 1914 / US “flaming bomb” ordinance mark on one side, arsenal serial number 16914 / US on the other. Stacked leather washers with brass spacers handle; the pommel was cut from a solid chunk of bronze. An extra wide curved brass double-guard give this fighter a distinct “medieval” look. All parts are tight with no play; this dagger is in excellent overall condition, considering the age. Original hand-made leather scabbard with a leather tie-down is in great condition as well; the leather is soft and supple still; original keeper is intact. This rare WW2 M1913 Patton Sword fighting dagger conversion type is hard to find these days – today most of the surviving “Patton Calvary Saber fighting knives” are in private collections and are off the market. This one is one of the better-looking M1913 conversions; this WW2 era “non-regulation” US fighting knife has a lot of character, you will not be disappointed!
This rare original WW2 M1913 Patton Sword fighting dagger / American WW-II fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it’s in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉 I have several WW2 fighting knives made from converted WW1 sabers, as well as some scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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