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military23 of 48Texas A & M 1942-43 Replacement Officers Virginia Military Institute dress sword
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Posted 6 years ago


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I have had this sword for a very long time. It has quite a bit of engraving, and I feel it is some kind of dress sword. This sword measures 39" tip to tip, is in a sheath, and the entire thing is inside some kind of tan cloth bag. Not sure, but I think the two rings are to hold it to a uniform.


  1. flyrr100, 6 years ago
    What you have looks like a Model 1902 Officer's Saber. This sword has been in constant manufacture longer than any other US sword, and are still made today. They have been made in many different variations. Early examples had grips made of horn. Most later models are hard rubber or bakelite. So unless you have a date or owner's name etched on the scabbard or blade, it'll be quite a chore finding out it's date and manufacturer.
    If it's a 30"-32" blade it's an infantry officer's sword. 34" blades were used by mounted officers.
    Your blade looks a little more contemporary looking at the chrome finnish on the blade.
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    vanskyock24, thank you very much
    flyrr100, thank you very much for the info. It has a 34" blade.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you tlmbaran
  4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    If there is any kind of a manufacturer's name, logo, or trademark symbol on the sword, I do have reference books that lists them and gives periods of manufacture. Yours might not be there, but if you add a picture with the name/logo, I'll try to look it up for you.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Not sure but I will look tomorow.
  6. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 6 years ago
    put some WD40 on a soft rag, and wipe down that scabbard. Some of that surface rust may come off. and while you are at it, give the sabre a soft coat of oil! Love that sword!
  7. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the info tlmbaran, I will do that. Thank you ccranford.
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much musikchoo , mrmajestic1 , kerry10456, scottvez & miKKoChristmas11
  9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    take note that WD40 is a penetrant & not an oil or preservative as many people think. After a few days, it is simply gone. Then protect with something better.
  10. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much for the info blunderbuss2, I appreciate it.
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you for the love Hedgewalker
  12. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you for the advice AR8Jason. I have never been a big fan of WD40, There is much better stuff out there.

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