American, Spanish? Interesting leather variant sword knot. Circa 1890s- early 1900’s.
Similar to a style seen in British sword where the knot is tightly braided from a rounded end to a point. This one however is much more crude in its braiding, and a few strands extend from the bottom point. The leather strap is one half inch wide, doubled over and sewn at its center. The slide leather is also braided/ wrapped around a ring of leather (not wood or metal- some play when squeezed). The knot section itself is 3 3/4 inches including the strands of the tassel.
The entire length is approximately 18 inches. The leather is crackled, but sturdy. It was broken just about and inch and a half above the knot’s tassel, and was just repaired.
I found this knot in a lot of mostly Civil War and Indian Wars leather. It could be earlier than I’m thinking, and possible taken from a Spanish sword in the Spanish American War era.
Regardless of period, or nationality, it is certainly a neat piece.