Object Title

Hanger

Hanger

Date

1740-1820

Object Number

IX.6768

Provenance

Old Tower Collections; probably Tower arsenal. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 9E, 1987.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Brass hilt comprising oval pommel on a stand and with a prominent tang-button, D-shaped knuckle-guard which spreads to form a heart-shaped stool around the blade, and very short rear quillon with drop-finial inclined towards the blade. Wire-bound grip. Single-edged, slightly curved blade, with narrow fuller towards the back extending for three-quarters of its length.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: hilt slightly loose on blade; grip wire very loose.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 881 mm (34 5/8 in.), Blade length, back by hilt to tip: 735 (28 15/16 in.), Blade width, by hilt: 30 mm (1.19 or approx. 1 1/8 in.) Weight: 830 g (1 lb 13 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside of blade, near hilt, stamped: crown over 19.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern of hanger generally, see entry for IX.373, under Notes.
The grip area was X-rayed by Dr David Starley in August 2003 (Job Code: AM 1832) to see if there was any indication of marks on the tang but nothing was found (see copy of report on inv. file for IX.373).