Sword American fighting knife with original leather scabbard. Rare Civil War saber to WW2 fighting knife. Conversion listed in Silvey, Cole, Brett & other books on WW2 edged weapons dont miss your chance to add it to your collection! The actual 3 knives M.Cole used for his drawings on page 121 of his book U. Military Knives Bayonets & Machetes Book IV. The top one is made from the mid-section of a M1913 Patton Saber. The middle one is made from the mid-section of a M1860 Civil War cavalry saber.
The bottom one is made from a vintage Simmons Hardware Company oval shaped knife sharpening steel, blade is. The knife is about 12-3/8 overall; edge blade is about 7-1/2 the edges are in good condition, the tip is intact. Wood handle is has a few typical contact marks but is structurally sound with no cracks. All parts are tight with no play. Original leather scabbard is in very good overall condition, considering the age.
The leather is a bit dry with a few age-related cracks and wrinkles, but its still serviceable overall. This WW2 era Cavalery sword American fighting knife with wood handle and original scabbard is VERY rare these days today most of the surviving WW2 American fighting knife former swords are in private collections and are off the market. 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! Item is in exact condition as on the photo and description. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR MORE PICTURES AND QUESTIONS.The item "WW2 ERA FIGHTING KNIFE MADE FROM M1860 CIVIL WAR CAVALERY SABER RARE TYPE" is in sale since Tuesday, December 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "knife4y" and is located in Parlin, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.