- a looped strap, ribbon, or the like attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament.
Origin of sword knot
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for sword knot
"She knows nothing of it," said the boy, adjusting his sword-knot.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
In it he placed his sword in its scabbard and with its belt and sword-knot attached.A Captain in the Ranks
George Cary Eggleston
In default of one, I bethought me of a substitute—my sword-knot!
Enough that I was gratified with the thought of having, not idly, bestowed my sword-knot.
My uniform was white, the vest blue, a gold and silver shoulder-knot, and a sword-knot of the same material.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- a loop on the hilt of a sword by which it was attached to the wrist, now purely decorative
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