Why do Texas A&M Nickel-plated Sabers cost more than normal Army Officer Sabers?
The Texas A&M Nickel-Plated Saber is essentially the same as our Army Officer Saber, with the exception of a different blade etch. The obvious question arises as to why we would charge more for the A&M saber than the normal Army saber.
The reason is due to turnover in inventory. We sell large quantities of Army Sabers throughout the year; conversely, we sell Texas A&M Sabers primarily during a short season in the spring (with a few extras sold in the fall). As a result, our inventory of Texas A&M Sabers does not turn over nearly as quickly as our Army saber inventory. Holding a large selection of expensive sabers in inventory throughout the year adds to our overall operating and overhead costs, especially in light of the recent volatility of the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro.