Military Sword Wearing Question

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 5-Year Member

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    Can a left-handed person wear a sword on their right side instead of the left side? Just a quick question about drill, Thanks!
     
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    I don't have the drill manual in front of me but I am quite certain that the sword is universally worn on the left side - regardless of your strong hand.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    +1 to USMCGrunt. Formations in full dress with swords (does that ever happen?) would look pretty sloppy if the side people wore their sword on was all willy nilly.

    EDIT: Checked a reputable web site (not the regs). Always worn on the left side.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Always worn on the left side. Righties win again! :biggrin:
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    You can imagine the horror of "fix bayonets" during the Manual of Arms, with lefties and righties stabbing each other.... it's best to always keep it uniform.
     
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