WW2 Patton sword fighting knife made from WW1 era Springfield Armory M1913 Cavalry Saber. Original leather scabbard is signed “US NAVY 1943 FARLEY”. Excellent overall condition; VERY hard to find type these days.
Very rare WW2 fighting knife made from the lower 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 page 231 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 page’s scan attached). This Fighter comes with original leather scabbard signed in black ink US NAVY 1943 Farley in large bold letters on the front.
This fighting knife is about 14-5/8” / 37 cm overall; dual-edge blade is about 8-1/2” / 21.5 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 made in 1914 by the famous Springfield Armory – SA/ US “flaming bomb” ordinance mark and serial number 10455 on ricasso. Original M1913 saber plastic handle scales are in great condition, considering the age. There are no cracks, dings, or chips on the plastic; the scales are tight; the simple oval guard has a bit of a play. Original leather scabbard is in great shape as well; all original parts are present; the keeper is nice and tight; the front is signed US NAVY 1943 Farley. The leather is soft and supple; minor stitching loss at the tip is noted for accuracy. Overall, the scabbard is in great condition, considering the age.
This WW2 Patton sword fighting knife/former WW1 era Cavalry Saber type is VERY hard to find these days – today most of the surviving WW2 Patton sword fighting knife/trench 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!
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