Named WWI era Presentation Grade US M1873 Cavalry Officer’s Sword


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Fine quality and condition custom ordered cavalry officer’s saber featuring cast brass hilt
with knuckle bow and two branches and lion head pommel; remains of a light gold wash.
Leather-covered wood grip with twisted brass wire wrap. Slender 32 1/4″ blade with single
fuller, profusely etched with stands of arms, US shield, and foliage, with the owners name
“Charles W. Noyes” in Old English script; the ricasso etched with retailer’s name “HARDING
/UNIFORM/& REGALIA/CO./BOSTON/MASS.” (22 School Street, Boston, 1913-1925).
Nickel-plated scabbard with two carry rings and brass mounts, pierced and decorated with a
soldier and stand of arms in high relief; remains of light gold wash. The blade is near mint
with sharp and clear etching and no nicks. Scabbard shows wear on the reverse from use,
a single dent, and a few very small spots of rust or nickel loss. Overall length 37 ½”, not
including scabbard. While the M1902 General Army Officer’s Saber was the official sword
for army officers at the time, there was still considerable variation allowed for special order
swords. Unfortunately, we were not able to find any definitive information about the owner
of this sword.