A rare English C.1780 Naval Infantry Military Hanger Sword. This is the type of sword that would have been carried by either English naval or infantry officers during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and is typical of the style carried during this period. It comprises a brass stirrup-type hilt with a grip bound with brass twistwire. The pommel is of faceted globular form and very much the stylistic vogue during the late-18th Century, particularly amongst English military officers. The blade is slightly curved and has a single fuller running just below the spine of the blade.
It is double-edged towards the end of the blade. For similar examples of this sword type please take a look in George C Neumann’s excellent book – Swords and Blades of the American Revolution. Condition of the sword is good for its great age with some commensurate age wear to the blade – both hilt and blade are solid with no movement. A great piece. Blade length is 24 inches (30 inches overall).
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