A silk sash or leather band slung over one shoulder and round the opposite hip. In medieval times it was decorated by silver or gold bells. Later it was fastened on the left hip and carried the sword holder.
Sword hanger, often decorated with elaborate embroidery (usually metal thread) Baldrics are worn across the body, usually from the right shoulder to the left hip (over a waistcoat or doublet, but under the coat, though it is sometimes worn over the coat to show off exquisite embroidery.
A baldric (also baldrick, bawdrick, bauldrick as well as some other, mostly rare or obsolete, variations) is a wide, usually ornamental belt worn around the waist and over one shoulder that is typically used to carry weapons (such as swords). Baldrics are well-suited toward carrying larger weapons of this nature due to the support system offered by its unique design. The word baldric can also refer to any belt in general, but this usage is less popular.