A favorite way to wear a sword since biblical times, the use of the baldric continued even into 17th century Europe. While much of the weight of the sword rested on the hip, the shoulder strap provided extra support from the opposite side of the body. This added balance and comfort. Assyrians, Romans and Vikings are all shown in contemporary art wearing baldrics. Fits any period. Frog is left open so you can stitch it closed to fit the sword of your choice. Oil tanned leather. Black with silver buckle. The European Baldric can be worn with any sword we sell. Also available left handed.