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USMC Officer Sword & Army Officer Saber Knot - Black Leather

Black leather saber knot for USMC Officer Sword and Army Officer Saber


Made of black leather, the saber knot is the original "dummy cord". An officer would tie the cord around his wrist to keep from losing his saber in battle, such as when he would need to suddenly drop his saber to grab the reins. While modern ornamental saber knots are black or brown, historically they were made from brown leather.



Is this cord only used for funerals? Ie Mourning cord
Question by: James Homan on May 13, 2020, 11:20 AM
This cord is used for everyday wear on the swords. The Mourning knot it used for funeral services: https://www.marlowwhite.com/usmc-officer-sword-mourning-knot-black-silk
Answer by: Leah Cook on May 22, 2020, 3:00 PM
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Marlow White's swords and sabers have ceremonial blades. As such, they are built to strict military regulations to be used in drills, ceremonies, and displays. These blades are of the highest quality but are not sharpened for use as a weapon.
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