Displaying one of our Coast Guard swords brings you alongside one of the United States' proudest traditions. You can say along with coast-guardsmen through the ages: "I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world." It is a service that has embraced both men and women, the first women serving as lighthouse keepers in the 1830s. Indeed, free persons of color were similarly permitted to be a part of the crew equally as early. Whether at peace or at war, to be a member of the Coast Guard was to live its motto: Semper Paratus -- always prepared.
Looking at this sword, you can imagine yourself in every kind of danger as you strive to save both life and property from harm's way! Braving the waves and answering the call, often at the risk of your own life, remember and honor the women and men of the Coastguard. The stainless steel blade complete with gold plated brass fittings, the cast brass pommel and ivory colored grip, the proud letters, USCG, all attest to the authenticity of these Coast Guard Swords.