43. Le Chevalier d’Epee

The Knight of Swords from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Knight of Swords


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 52

Image Description

The Knight of Swords waves a massive curved blade over his head. Its handle, in his right hand, is shaped like a serpent’s head. He is seen in profile, riding a horse toward the left side of the card. His costume, including a soft beret-style hat, is covered in red, blue, and green diamonds. His horse’s coat is also diamond-patterned, in red, black, pink, and green. The horse has beads in his mane and wears a ribbon shaped like a golden snake around his body.



Military, man of the sword, man-at-arms, fencing master, professional assassin, hunter, office, soldier, combatant, enemy, hanger-on, briber, dispute, war, combat, battle, duel, attack, defense, opposition, resistance, hostility, enmity, hate, choler, resentment, destruction, courage, valor, bravery.


Ignorance, incompetence, ineptitude, stupidity, nonsense, idiocy, imprudence, impertinence.