San Antonio Iron Works Fighting Knife Made From Patton Saber Blade – SOLD

A finely made example of the San Antonio Iron Works fighting knives that utilized the Patton saber for the blades, hilts, grips, etc.

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San Antonio Iron Works Fighting Knife Made From Patton Saber Blade.

This knife is typical for most of the San Antonio Iron Works fighting knives that utilized the Model 1913 Patton Saber. The need for fighting knives at the beginning of WWII was tremendous. This company purchased a large quantity of the 1913 pattern blades getting at least 3 knives per.

This one has a 8 1/8 inch blade, which originally was the base of the blade, retaining the Springfield Armory initials and flaming Ordnance bomb and the date 1914. The other side is marked with the original “US” and the serial number 19067. The blade has a 2 3/4 inch clip point added.  The finish overall is much of the original finish remaining with light graying and small blemishing overall with some light sharpening mark

The original grip from the saber is used, with the top section filed down some to form a better (smaller) grip. Overall length is 14.5 inches.  The oval guard was originally part of the hilt on the saber.

A Mexican influenced embossed scabbard is original to the knife. Missing is the retaining strap which was stapled to the belt loop. Two rivets were removed from the upper scabbard near the trout opening. Sewn construction.

A nice example.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs