M-1905/06 Experimental Saber was designed and 11 were produced
for trials in 1905 after
several prototypes were produced, examined and rejected. (Most
of these prototypes are at the Springfield Armory Museum today.)
was designed to be used by the Cavalry instead of the M-1902
The M-1905/06 Officers Saber was produced in three
different lengths for trials.
A total of 157 additional M-1905/06
Experimental Sabers were produced at the Springfield Armory
in 1906. Just over 1,000
hilts and guards
produced by Springfield were sent to the Ames Company for mounting
on Ames manufactured blades.
Both Springfield and
Ames produced the M-1905/06 Experimental Saber in three different
with two points, standard and clipped.
Springfield put serial numbers on their blades to date, about
30 serial numbers have been seen and recorded.