US Military Academy at West Point/USMA Sword

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Sword
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Could you tell me the age of this sword,, some history, and it value. I bought this sword at a yard sale about 10 years ago. Thank You
Larry

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It's good to hear from you, Larry.  Thanks for your interest in West Point.

What you have is a Cadet Saber, used for drill and ceremonies by Cadet Officers.  New in the Cadet Store they cost $229.  It looks relatively new from your pictures. One sold on eBay last month for $81.00.  One is currently for sale on eBay with 15 bids and the price at $76.00 with 3 plus days left.

Some call it a "sword" but the official Academy terminology is "saber."  Here is some info on it from Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Point_Cadets'_Sword

Good luck with your saber, Larry.

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I can answer questions about admissions to West Point; about the history of West Point; about how to travel to West Point, where to eat, where to stay, etc.; and about West Point`s alumni organization, the West Point Association of Graduates.

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I am a 1970 Graduate of West Point. I served six years on active duty and another 8 years in the active reserve. I have been actively involved as a Field Admissions Representative for over 20 years and have participated on my Congressman's Academy Selection Panel for over 25 years. I am actively involved in West Point Alumni affairs, serving in roles both with the West Point Association of Graduates and the local alumni chapter in Annapolis, MD. I also have two sons who graduated from West Point in 1995 and 2001. Both are veterans of the Iraq War and Afghanistan War. The 1995 Grad continues to serve on Active Duty in the Army.

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Bachelor of Science, US Military Academy, 1970 Master of Science (Computer Science), The Johns Hopkins University, 1980

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