WW2 M1913 Patton Sword fighting knife/trench dagger made from 1915-dated WW1 era SA M1913 Cavalry Saber, original GI-signed 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; I could not find a reliable maker’s reference on this particular “Patton sword fighter” type.
This fighter is about 15-1/8” / 38.4 cm overall; dual-edge blade is about 8-7/8” / 22.5 cm. No edge bumps on the blade, the tip is intact; some minor surface rust is noted for accuracy (cleanable). The original M1913 Saber that this knife was converted from was manufactured by the famous Springfield Arsenal (SA) in 1915. The ricasso is stamped SA / 1915 / US “flaming bomb” ordinance mark on one side, arsenal serial number 30093 / US on the other. Original M1913 handle scales have been grinded-off around the edges, an unusual iron double-guard is solid; all parts are tight with no play.
Original GI-signed WW2 era leather scabbard is in excellent overall condition, considering the age. The back is signed NEISS in large black letters; all original stitching is intact, the leather is soft and supple, original keeper is largly intact. This scabbard is in 100% serviceable condition still. 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” WW2 M1913 Patton Sword fighting knife has a lot of character, you will not be disappointed!
This rare original WW2 M1913 Patton Sword fighting knife/ American WW-II trench dagger 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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