M-1911 Cavalry Equipment Board Experimental Saber was designed
produced for trials following rejection of the M-1905/06 Experimental
Saber as being too light for cavalry use. It was eventually
rejected in favor of the M-1913 Cavalry Saber.
indicate that only 79 sabers were made at the Springfield
Armory in 1911 and serial numbered. However, the serial
numbers of the approximately 15 known M-1911 Cavalry Equipment
Board Experimental Sabers range from 115 to 164.
This rare saber
is among the most sought after cavalry saber made and is
highly prized in any condition. The blade is bright
a slight curve and stopped fuller. It has a wedge shaped leather
buffer, held in place by a portion of the guard. The scabbard
is as much of interest as the saber.