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sword knot

n.
A decorative loop or tassel attached to the hilt of a sword.
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sword knot

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a loop on the hilt of a sword by which it was attached to the wrist, now purely decorative
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sword′ knot`


n.
a looped strap or ribbon attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament.
[1685–95]
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Noun1.sword knot - an ornamental tassel on the hilt of a swordsword knot - an ornamental tassel on the hilt of a sword
tassel - adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end
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He had on a shabby cadet jacket, decorated with a soldier's cross, equally shabby cadet's riding breeches lined with worn leather, and an officer's saber with a sword knot. The Don horse he was riding was one he had bought from a Cossack during the campaign, and he wore a crumpled hussar cap stuck jauntily back on one side of his head.
A much earlier Marmaluke General Officer's 1831 pattern sword with sword knot and original scabbard took pounds 340 while a George VI cavalry sabre made pounds 160.