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Is it an "Army saber" or an "Army sabre"?

US Army Officer Sabres? or Sabers?

Marlow White has been offering finely crafted "Army Sabres" for quite some time. We have become aware of the alternate spellings of the word "Sabre" and decided to do some research. Here is what we have found:

The spelling of "sabre" hails from the Old World and remains the European spelling. Early field manuals and writings from the 19th century in the U.S. also used the "Army Sabre" spelling. By the turn of the 20th century, U.S. manuals began to use the spelling of "saber".

The bottom line: today, U.S. Army Field Manual 22-5, Drill and Ceremonies, spells it "saber".

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