Sword Knot

(redirected from hilt)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

Sword Knot

 

a braid of cotton, leather, or galloon, bent in half and having a tassel at the end; it was carried on the hilt of various types of swords. Warrior knights of the 14th and 15th centuries wore the sword knot on the arm in battle in order to hold a weapon more securely. In various armies the sword knot subsequently came to be worn according to an established dress code, first by officers and later by soldiers. The sword knot also became a mark of distinction in the Russian army, as when worn with the ribbon of St. George or with the ribbon of the Order of St. Anne Fourth Class.

References in periodicals archive ?
Hilt scored the game-winner at 3:02 of the second period, assisted by Cohen and Offenbach.
However, percentage change in VAS score on resting was higher in HILT group compared to LE bandage group.
When Hilt was five years old, his parents presented him with a small tin fiddle for Christmas.
The fans in the video did some research and came up with a few metals from within the "Star Wars" universe that could be used to build the hilt.
Scott and Hilt also asked Timothy Loo, their instrumental contractor, to assemble a largely gay orchestra.
Mr Herbert, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, and the owner of the land have agreed to split the proceeds of the sale of the artefacts, which include sword pommels and hilts and at least two crosses.
Carnegie Hilt is an extremely profitable location for a broad cross section of luxury stores.
I firmly believe that Gilo's views do not represent the majority opinion and I hope that Dave Jones realises the depth of feeling that we support him and back him to the hilt.
Hilt wilt compete against leading entrepreneurs from 50 countries in the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo in May 2009.