Object Title

Hanger

Hanger

Date

1760-1820

Object Number

IX.6793

Provenance

Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 9G, 1987.

Physical Description

General Type Description: All brass, cast hilt. Pommel of various shapes (mostly globular, oval or egg-shaped). Knuckle-guard broadens to form slightly dished, heart-shaped shell around the blade, with two loop-guards to the outside of the hand. Short rear quillon, with disc-finial inclined towards the blade. 'Barley twist' grip. Curved or sligthly curved, single-edged blade, with a narrow fuller almost at the back, extending for the greater part its length.


Variations, losses, damage etc:
Pommel Type 1 - flattened or slightly flattened globular pommel, moulded above and below, with prominent tang-button. Type Specimen: IX.6787.
Guard lose on blade and peg at end of knuckle-guard has come out of hole in pommel; hole drilled through blade near hilt; crack in cutting edge of blade near hilt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 765 mm (30 1/8 in.), Blade length, back edge by hilt to tip: 624 mm (24 5/8 in.), Blade width, at hilt: 35 mm (1.4 in.) Weight: 815 g (1 lb 12 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On outside of blade, near hilt, stamped: crown with top of an illegible number below (poorly struck)On spine of blade: 'I.GILL' (faint).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.
For information on the maker Gill, see entry for IX.257, Under Notes.