Please Note! Our site doesn't operate properly in Internet Explorer's Compatibility Mode. To disable: see Microsoft's IE9 Compatibility Mode.

Wearing the Public Health Service Sword

The PHS Sword is worn like a Navy Sword with the Navy Sword Belt. The belt is typically worn under the coat (often the Service Dress Blue coat). The front emblem on the Navy Sword Belt is not the PHS emblem - it's the Navy emblem; we are working with WKC to develop the round PHS buckle for the sword belt.

Wearing the Sword (from the Navy reg): Wear the sword belt under the coat. The short belt strap and lock swivels are passed through the coat opening on the left side (as shown) and the longer strap hangs free. Hold the sword with the right hand and attach the back swivels to the scabbard rings as shown.

How to wear the Navy Sword & Coast Guard Sword, #1How to wear the Navy Sword & Coast Guard Sword, #2

Twist the sword one half turn in a clockwise direction and suspend on the sword hook with the uppermost scabbard ring. The sword handle faces aft when properly worn.

How to wear the Navy Sword & Coast Guard Sword, #3

Note: When wearing an overcoat with Full Dress Blue, the sword goes through the slit in the bridge coat and the lower loop goes through the back vent in the coat and the sword attached - same as Full Dress Blue. A sword is not usually worn with the all-weather coat.

How to wear the Coast Guard & Navy Sword Knot (includes a video demonstration).

Jump to: