Object Title

Hanger

Hanger

Date

1630-1670

Object Number

IX.1386

Provenance

Ex Williams Collection, 1974.

Physical Description

Plain steel hilt, with cap pommel and button, knuckle-guard, an outer shell, pierced and turned towards the blade and a smaller inner shell turned towards the pommel. Grip of wood, with a single strand of spiral wire binding.


Short, slightly curved, single-edged blade, broadening towards the tip, with a fuller near the back, and a false edge for the last 210 mm It is inscribed (SIDE?), 'ME FECIT LONDON / - - ANNIS SLLL (?)'.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 700 mm, blade length: 580 mm, Weight: 1 lb 13 oz

Associations

Notes

Display label in (Tower) Board of Ordnance Gallery (to 1993), 'c. 1630'.
The hilt is generally similar to those of IX.1283 and (excepting the grip and pommel) IX.760, though these both have an unpierced outer shell with less scallops on its edge.
When displayed in Board of Ordnance Gallery, c.1982 - Dec. 1993, labelled as 'c.1635'.