An English hanger or short sabre dating to the late 17th to early 18th century and the golden age of piracy. This hanger has a blacksmithed guard and a horn grip that is indexed for the right hand. The blade is single fullered and has a slight curve with a beautiful feel in the hand. These hangers are generally considered to be a munitions grade other ranks sword for those who would be issued a sword rather than private purchase and were used both by infantry soldiers, sailors and marines from approximately 1640 to the mid 18th century. Swords like this were often manufactured in Houndslow, Shotley Bridge or Essex. This sword can be yours for £550.