This Officers Hanger has a blade forged from EN45 high carbon steel and its hilt is crafted from brass. The robust leather scabbard is fitted with a brass chape and locket. A small felt tab is fitted atop to guard to cushion it against contact with the scabbard – it can be removed if desired.
A hanger such as this is the type of weapon that many regimental and militia commanders and officers of the 18th century would bear into battle – few were issued by armies and most would be paid for by the officer himself and fashioned according to his own tastes. This one is a simple design, but the cutting, cutlass-like blade was durable and well-suited for a close-in battlefield scrum. The knuckle bar which protects the hand ably doubles as a knuckle duster.