In 1852, the Navy Department adopted this sword which with only minor variations was to be worn as long as swords continued to be part of the uniform of the US Navy. The United States Coast established there sword in 1915.
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How to wear your sword!
What is the proper way to wear the Navy Officer Sword?
The Sword Knot consists of a loop of 1/2 inch gold lace, 20 inches long with slide and tassel.
While holding the blade handle to the left, pass the lace through the slit in the guard of the hilt. When forming the initial bight of lace the suspended lengths should be somewhat disproportionate. (One end should be 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch longer than the other.)
After taking one turn of the remaining lace and knot around the sword handle,
pass the sword knot through the protruding initial bight and adjust the lace slide, as illustrated.
Take two or more additional turns. Upon completion, the knot should hang free as illustrated.
How to Wear the Navy Sword Belt
Wear the sword belt under the coat. The short belt strap and lock swivels are
passed through the coat opening on the left side (as shown) and the longer strap hangs free. Hold the sword with the right hand and attach the back swivels to the scabbard rings as shown.
Twist the sword one half turn in a clockwise direction and suspend on the sword hook with the uppermost scabbard ring. The sword handle faces aft when properly worn.
When wearing an overcoat with Full Dress Blue,the sword goes through
the slit in the bridge coat
and the lower loop goes through the back vent in the coat and the sword attached- same as Full Dress Blue.