These Marine Corps swords are made by Windlass Steelcrafts and fully approved by the US Government’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Troop Support issues many of the large-scale government contracts for all branches of services. During this process, DLA Troop Support self-inspects the items to make sure these items meet the published specs. Purchases through DLA Troop Support for the Marine swords are used at the unit level. The focus is ensuring serviceability to achieve the mission. The DLA has a completely different mission than MarCorSysCom.
Neither organization is wrong.
Available in blade length: 32" only. The 26", 28", 30", 34" and 36" are sold out. Includes the government specified scabbard. As a proud supplier of swords and sabers to the Marines, Citadel, Marion Military Institute, Fork Union Military Academy and West Point clothing store, let us bid on your school needs. Atlanta Cutlery is honored to supply these institutions as well as others around the country. Your confidence is assured and your delivery guaranteed.