Patton Saber Fighting Mask
This was highly specialized mask designed for practice and competition fighting with a Patton Saber.
The cavalry saber, Model 1913, was the last saber issued to and used by the U.S. Cavalry.
The designer of the "last of the bright blades" was Lieutenant George S. Patton, Jr. At the time of the redesign, Patton was
"Master of the Sword at the Mounted Service School" at Fort Riley, Kansas. Quite an honor for a young Army Lieutenant.
Because of his involvement with and enthusiasm for the cavalry saber Patton was given the first of many nicknames, "Saber George.
I have a matching pair of these masks.