The Army Officer’s Saber, model 1902, was adopted that same year by the US War Department for all US Army Offices. Chaplains were exempted from wearing a sword.
It is known for its slightly curved blade, made from high quality stainless steel and it's etched with "U.S." and surrounded with scroll work of an ornamental nature. The guard has a four branches and is made of steel and has a steel back strap attached with a nut. It has a black plastic grip as called for by the current specifications as a replacement for genuine horn. The grip is fitted for the fingers for a better hold.
It comes with a steel scabbard that is nickel plated and has two rings for attaching to the belt chain. They are available in lengths of 28", 30", 32", and 34". See our measuring guide for help determine the proper length for you.