This is a classic accessory for carrying a sword or other weapon, although it looks great alone too! A favorite way to wear a sword since biblical times, the use of the baldric continued well into the 17th century. 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. This European Baldric can be worn with any sword we sell and fits any period. The frog is left open so you can stitch it closed to fit the sword of your choice. Made of oil tanned leather, this baldric is brown with a brass buckle.