Sword (Hanger)

This hanger has a blackened steel hilt and grip encrusted with a simple pattern in silver. Short curved swords like this one were used, rather than a long rapier, for stag hunting and for personal protection in a skirmish with cutpurses in dark alleys. They were also quite often carried by officers, on both sides, during the civil war.
Object no :
EAAM063a; EAAM063b
Collection :
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
England
Dimensions :
length 890mm
Materials :
NA
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
MA/S80
Copyright :
East Ayrshire Council
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