Blade on this sword is dated 1918, as well as maker-marked L.F.&C, which stands for "Landers, Frary & Clark", one of the two suppliers of this sword to the US Cavalry, the other being the Springfield Armory. Designed by the young lieutenant George S. Patton, it was influenced by the earlier British, and perhaps Spanish, patterns.
35" blade retains most of its factory polish, with only minor spots. Hilt has acquired a beautiful brown patina. Scabbard tip is one of the three varieties, in this case it appears that it had a tit, which, at least theoretically, allowed the stiff scabbard to be used as a tent pole. These tips were subsequently removed by the Army, because they jabbed horses.