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Title 1742 pattern infantry hanger
Nationality British
Period c 1750
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This hanger, missing its copper grip wire, has a later pattern scabbard (for the 1751 pattern) and a later inspection stamp punched into the forte. These were used by regular troops in the early years and later issued to the militia as the new pattern was introduced into service. The later pattern had an all brass grip and a shorter blade.

The condition is OK for its age. There is surface pitting throughout the blade, which has now been largely cleaned off, but it still shows age and wear. A small chunk (about 1 inch long) would appear to have been sliced out of the base of the scabbard, possibly the result of old rust rotting the leather at this point.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 18th Century]


Received it safely this morning and extremely happy with it!

S S, UK, 06.01.2010

Pistol arrived safely, thanks for the prompt service.

M W, UK, 26.03.2008