Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Virginia Military Institute dress sword

In Military and Wartime > Swords > Show & Tell.
military24 of 49Here is an interesting dress sword that I would like to share.WW II items from old Army duffle bag.
4
Love it
0
Like it

JonoJono loves this.
scottvezscottvez loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

packrat-pl…
(253 items)

This is a sword from Virginia Military Institute. It is from the 1930's, and I believe it is a dress sword, but I could be wrong about about its use. Some notable alumni are: George Smith Patton, Harry F. Byrd, Jr., George Marshall, and Benjamin Franklin Ficklin, the founder of the Pony Express.
enjoy

Comments

  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It is a dress sword-- same style (minus VMI) as used at USMA (West Point).

    At West Point these are issued to First Class (Seniors), while the other classes are issued rifles.

    Its use is purely ceremonial.

    Scott
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    scottvez,
    Thank you very much for the info, glad you liked it.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Lilley products are easy to date due to name changes.

    "Lilley- Ames Co." puts it in the 1931- 1950 time period.

    Scott
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago

    scottvez,
    Well, I was on with the date, thanks again for all your info, it is appreciated.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Yes sir.

    Thanks for sharing-- did you get any other VMI/ military items with this?

    Any ID on the sword? The original owner served during a busy time period!

    Scott
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago

    scottvez,
    This belonged to my father, he graduated VMI in 1937, and went on to be the Captain of an Artillery Battery(towed 155's). He landed at Normandy(see the letter in my other photos).
    Yes, I have a lot of other VMI items, my father was a pack-rat too, it runs in the family. I will post some when I get a chance.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    You are lucky to have such fantastic family items.

    I'll look at your other posts.

    Scott
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you. I am very proud of my father, he died in 1992. It is very hard to imagine what those WWII soldiers went through. I was in 35th armored, M60, M60-A1 tanks and M88 Tank Recovery Vehicles, 1970-1973.
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456
  10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Your welcome, and thanks for sharing a little of your family history.
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much AR8Jason

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.