Stock Ref: AST 1878

A very good example of a European Hunting Hanger dating from c1750

57cm (22.5”) unfullered flat backed blade with rounded spear point, single edged except for the last 5”. The blade on both sides with stylised animals one of which appears to be a running boar and the other a stag? There are faint traces of other foliate engravings which have now been polished out,

Cast brass hilt with stirrup guard, brass pommel with prominent tang button and wide ferrule and downward scallop shaped guard, rear facing quillon.. The guard is decorated with the figure of Thesus and the Minatour and the other brass work with reclining courtly figures, and foliate designs. Reeded horn grip.

Maker: Northern European

Dated: c1750

No scabbard

The hanger is in very good condition for its age. The blade has an overall grey patina through age and some of the decoration has been lost. There are some old rust marks. The guard has slight movement on the hilt.  The other brasswork is in good order. The rearward quillon has been rebrazed at some time. The horn grip has some minor cracks but is tight on the tang. 

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