ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SWORD KNOT IN GOOD CONDITION

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Item Code: 490-6279

Issued to Union horsemen during the Civil War. The 1” wide, black bridle leather device is looped upon itself to make a 19” long, strong leather wrist loop. Artifact is held together and tightened by two sliding leather loops and features a plaited full set of thin cut tassels at one end. Only three of the tassel end tips have broken away, else very good. The bridle leather has been treated and remains supple. Some crazing and surface finish loss. Maker’s stamp visible, but illegible.

As part of the cavalry trooper’s equipment during battle, the knot was secured to the sword hilt and then looped around the cavalryman’s wrist. Its purpose was to enable the combatant to retain possession of his edged weapon should he receive a blow that knocked the blade from his grip.

These original, black bridle leather sword knots are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain today. An addition to any leather collection or Federal cavalry display.  [jet] [ph:L]

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