State sword

Related to State sword: Sword of Mercy
a sword used on state occasions, being borne before a sovereign by an attendant of high rank.

See also: State

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For 30 years, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Jim Melton has worn the same customary black suit and white gloves as his predecessors and led the presiding officer to his desk bearing the ceremonial state sword in his hands.
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