online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Brass-hilted hunting hanger
Nationality British
Period c 1730
Sold
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

The unusual feature is the family crest (a bull's head coupe on a heraldic bar) featured on the shell guard and both sides of the ecusson. This particular feature is extremely rare on English hunting swords; it is more commonly found on European hangers, in which case it is normally a full coat of arms.

This hanger has been dismantled, the blade cleaned a little excessively, and then rebuilt. However, it has a nice walnut grip with substantial traces of original ebony stain. The blade is German and is approximately 18" long.

On both sides of the knuckle bow there is a depiction of the Green Man or Wotan Wose (the wild man of the woods), a mythological figure from Saxon times.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


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

testimonials

Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.

C D, UK, 12.01.2010

I received the helmet plate yesterday, very pleased. Thank you.

R C, Ireland, 29.01.2008

more...