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Thread: For sale: 18th century German infantry hanger & scabbard

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    For sale: 18th century German infantry hanger & scabbard

    I have for sale an interesting 18th century German infantry hanger, of a pattern made anytime between c.1720 - c.1800 latest.

    This sword bears what appears to be a contemporary modification to the guard:

    The heart shaped bronze dish-guard has been deliberately modified, probably during the lifetime of the sword, to remove the side lobe nearest to the wearer when worn against the body, so as to avoid rubbing against the soldier's uniform. There is also evidence that this hanger was once fitted with a thumb-ring, a feature typical of German 18th century swords.

    This rare sword bears an 18th century inventory number for a regiment, together with a later 19th century stamp, showing the sword was later decommissioned and moved into the 'Kassel Fundus' a German Theatre in Kassel, which was used as a sort of Armoury in the mid 1800's.

    The plain, 23 inch long hanger blade bears some patches of black oxidization and corrosion towards the blade tip (now stabilized), probably where it has been lying in a leather scabbard.

    The leather scabbard survives and has had a recent repair to the middle of it, where the leather had split.

    Price: £290+pp
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  2. #2
    A New Year 'bump' for this German hanger and scabbard.

  3. #3
    Price now £280+pp

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    Last edited by william.m; 02-07-2017 at 06:55 AM.

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    Dropping price to £270+pp

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    'bump'

  7. #7
    'Bump' for this fine 18th century Continental hanger sword & scabbard.

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    Price now GBP£ 250+pp

  9. #9
    Bump

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    Now sold thanks.

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