This knight appears to be a dashing fellow, riding courageously to the rescue or impetuously into danger.
The LWB says that Swords represent “fight and both physical and spiritual sufferance”. If you’re using this card as a significator*, it embodies “an able and courageous man, with a passionate, irascible and insolent nature”. (Typically, a Knight is used to represent a young man and a King for an older man.)
This is all well and good, but what if the card turns up in a spot where a type of person isn’t the answer?
I turned to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tarot Spreads to see what it says.
Swords “represent thoughts and ideas” and the element of air. They indicate “how we face obstacles and make decisions”.
The Knight of Swords in a reading “indicates the need to act quickly” or to make a quick decision. It makes sense; knights represent action and swords air, i.e. thoughts, so the two combined means quick thinking.
* A significator is a card chosen to represent either the subject of a reading, or if you’re a writer, could represent one of the characters in your book. I like this article on Significators at The Lotus Pond.
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