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US Model 1902 Army Officer's Sword, Defender, NS Meyer. Inc.
1USM1902OSNSMEYER006 - !!! SOLD !!!
This is the first major turn from "combat" to "dress" style swords for the US Army. It was intended to replace the Model 1872 Cavalry "Officer's" Saber. This new saber was to be carried by all Army officer's, regardless of branch, with the only exception being Chaplains.
The Model 1902 is very similar to European patterns of the time. It has a nickel-plated iron hilt with black composition grip.
Blade is marked DEFENDER TRADE MARK and was manufactured by NS Meyer Inc. of New York. Blade length is ~31" and is in very-good to excellent condition with perhaps only a few very-very minor flaws. Blade etching is deep relief and one of the best examples I have seen. Officer on nameplate is Lt. Pauley.
Overall length in scabbard is ~37-1/2"; overall length out of scabbard is ~36-1/4".
Scabbard retains about 98% of the original nickel finish )see images). Overall is very-good to excellent.
Current military regulation, 1902-2007. This one is believed to date 1930-1960.
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