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Title Life Guards officer's levee sword knot
Nationality British
Period 19th century
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This type of knot was worn by the 1st Life Guards between 1831-57 and by the 2nd Life Guards from about 1872-1914. The Royal Horse Guards wore a completely different type of knot with a leather strap. This would have been worn on the basket-hilted (steel), brass-mounted sword worn on state occasions.

This once rather splendid knot has seen some hard wear: three or four of the bullion strands on the barrel have come adrift and need to be sewn back together; there is also some wear on the bullion strap. However, these knots rarely turn up on the market and most certainly help set off a sword and, indeed, complete it.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]

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Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011

Many many many thanks about [for] your dagger! Very fine quality! I love it!

A P, Russia, 07.04.2009

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