An unusual English hunting hanger
An unusual English hunting hanger, 17th century. The single edged blade is slightly curved, and struck within the fullers ***MADE***FOR*** and on the reverse ***THE***TOWER** The hilt is made from sections of natural staghorn and fitted with iron mounts.
Blade length 22” (56cms) Overall length 28” (71cms)
a sword of similar vintage with a blade stamped FOR THE TOWER (presumably of London) probably by the same factory is in the Royal Armouries (No IX-206) and is illustrated in A.R. Dufty’s “European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London” HMSO 1974, Pl 49a. These would appear to be the only examples so marked to have been identified.