Name/TitleWWI Armament Accessory: German Sword Decoration
About this objectTwo sword decorations, or tassels, from the sword belonging to a captured German officer during WWI.
Several different types of bayonet and sword knot were used by the Imperial German armed forces, depending on rank and type of unit. They were colour coded to give information about the owners unit for other ranks or state or imperial origins for NCOs and officers. The different German overseas forces wore variations on themes. The size and shape of bayonet and sword knot varied considerably, even more so with officers privately made sword knots.
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Medium and MaterialsThe decorations are made from gold metal braid which is coiled in an ornate manner at the top of the tassel. There is a length of braid at the top to hang from the sword handle.
Subject and Association KeywordsWWI Uniform
Credit LineMisses A. and E. Aitchinson (source)
Object TypeWeapon - Sword