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#1 manchu57

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:19 AM

Can someone tell me what date this NCO model 1902 sword may have been issued?  I know Meyers stop making items in the mid to late seventies. Wondering if this was Vietnam Era or earlier.

 

 

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#2 Gil Sanow

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:33 AM

I believe tis is a commissioned officer's sword.

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:09 PM

I believe tis is a commissioned officer's sword.

 

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Gil is quite right that this is the "Model 1902 Army Officer Saber" intended for all Army Officers except Chaplains.  However, never say never as they are known to have been presented to US Army Chaplains and worn by senior NCOs.  

 

Meyer primarily bought (sourced) from Carl Eickhorn in Solingen Germany.  Your sword looks to be fairly early, at least pre-WWII from the configuration of the hilt.  The Spartan trademark indicated a low cost sword.


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:47 PM

Not sure if this dates anything, but the Spartan trade mark was applied for in 1955 and issued in 1956 to Meyer:

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Word Mark: SPARTAN

Status/Status Date: EXPIRED 12/2/2006

Serial Number: 71689852

Filing Date: 6/20/1955

Registration Number: 0622154

Registration Date: 2/28/1956

Goods and Services: SWORDS AND SABRES

Mark Description: NOT AVAILABLE

Type Of Mark: TradeMark

Published For Opposition Date: N/A

Last Applicant/Owner: N. S. MEYER, INC.

Mark Drawing Code: Drawing with Words in Stylized form

Design Search: (NO DATA)

Register Type: Principal Disclaimer: (NOT AVAILABLE)

Correspondent:

KANE, DALSIMER, SULLIVAN, KURUCZ, ET AL.
711 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10017-4014

 


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#5 Elton

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:59 AM

This is a generic M1902 form the 1950's. There is a rule to help date 02's. If the throat is a simple flanged type, like the above, it was made after WWII. This link may help. http://www.swordforu...ilitary schools




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