French Hanger

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Title

French Hanger

Subject

Sword

Description

The design of this example is plainer, but it mounts a heavier curved blade and a fighting man's thumb ring. The white bone grip has spiraling grooves through which pass a single twisted copper wire rope. A true flat cap serves as the pommel. The original base ferrule at the other end has been lost. Its smallish cast brass shell guard slopes out away from the hilt more than usual, and the blade's fuller measures 3/16" x 17". A false edge is 4" in length.

Length: 29 1/4"
Blade: 25" X 1 1/8"
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Hilt: Brass

Source

George C. Neumann, "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution," (Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1973), 83. (66.S)

Date

c. 1710-1740

Rights

George C. Neumann Collection, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Identifier

VAFO 272

Original Format

Photograph