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Title Brass-hilted hunting hanger
Nationality British
Period c 1730
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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.

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


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