Model 1902 Army Officer's Sword
(circa 1902-Present)

  The U.S. Army adopted this sword in 1902 for all officers, except chaplains. It has a stainless steel blade, slightly curved and etched with the letters "U.S." surrounded by ornamental scroll work. It has a four branch steel guard and a steel back strap. The grip is black (or dark brown) plastic (used to be horn but the specifications were changed ) and molded for the fingers for better hold. The steel scabbard is nickle plated and has two rings for attaching it to the belt chain.

This was the first major turn from a "combat" to a "dress" style sword. The Model 1902 Sword is very similar to European patterns of the time. Today, it is still the regulation sword for U.S. Army infantry officers.
Officer with M1902 Sword