20.5" CIVIL WAR LEATHER SABER KNOT HS7714 SZCO
Produced from a high quality period finished black saddle leather, our replica sword knot is unmarked and approximately 20-1/2" overall in length and 7/8" wide. Featuring two slips, a braided knot and fringe, this classy piece of Civil War sword accoutrement is completely functional, and is appropriate for use by Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers, as per the 1861 General Army Regulations.
During the Civil War most Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and even Enlisted members privately purchased sword knots resulting in a myriad of styles sold by sutlers. The black leather sword knot was used in active service while in the field and in battle by enlisted men and officers armed with a sword or sabre. The purpose of this sword knot was to secure the sabre to the wrist so that if it were knocked from the hand of the mounted soldier, he would not lose it in the throes of battle. The sword would be at the end of the cord, which was tied to the wrist. The design evolved into a double strap which was attached to the sword guard and wrapped around the hilt when not attached to the wrist. The double strap had at least one sliding loop, referred to as a slide, which was at the end of the strap to make a loop to go around the wrist.
• Length: 20.5 inches
• Width: 7/8 inches
• Made of Top Grade Leather
• Features Frey with woven loop
• Fits Civil War Swords and Sabers