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Infantryman's Hanger / Cutlass - USS189


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Overall Length: 30 7/8'' Blade: 25 1/2''
Retail Price:$210.00
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Blade:†1055 High Carbon Steel
Weight:†2 lb 0.5 oz
Edge:† Unsharpened
P.O.B.:†5 1/2''
Thickness:†5.4 mm - 3.1 mm
Width:†35.9 mm
Grip Length:†3 3/4''

This Hanger sword has a blade of 1055 high carbon steel peened to a hilt of brass. Its companion scabbard is crafted from sturdy leather with chape and throat pieces of brass.

This reproduction of a British infantrymanís hanger is based on an extant example dating to 1760. These British brass-hilted swords were heavily influenced by French and German hangers from the continent as evidenced by its half-basket hilt with a heart shaped guard.

The hanger sword is designed for close-in fighting - the blade is an ideal length for a close-quarters scrum and the wide, cutlass-like blade delivers forceful chops, hacks and sweeping slashes. The clipped point lends itself well to a slightly upturned thrust.

This form of the Hanger is very similar to the Cutlass, and a blade of this type offered here would do quite well when used as a Cutlass.

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