There is perhaps no weapon with as rich and long of a history as the sword. Since the harnessing of metal, it has been used in virtually every culture in human history. It has been instrumental in the conquering of nations, the defeating of tyrants, and the defending of both one’s country and one’s honor for thousands of years. Many cultures still use the sword for defense, recreation, competition, and to simply pay respect to their heritage.
Without a doubt, this piece of sharpened steel is one of the most iconic and symbolic weapons in the world. It’s place in United States history cannot be overstated, and the sword is still proudly donned as part of many U.S. military dress uniforms to this very day.
Knots, Gloves and Belts
The saber that accompanies the uniform of many U.S. Navy officers is used primarily for ceremonial purposes, so there are other pieces that make the ensemble both historically correct and aesthetically pleasing. A gold bullion Navy sword knot, for example, is designed to be wrapped around the sword handle with a certain amount allowed to hang free. The sword is then supposed to be handled with dress white gloves, and kept secured in either a Navy Officer regulation sword belt or a nylon sword carrying case.
Please give us a call at 509-921-8090 to find out more about the high quality accessories that we can set you up with to make your sword, and the rest of your uniform, pay the proper homage to a long history of fine men and women.