A Highly Unusual Pistol-Grip Hanger, circa 1630. With curved single-edged blade, double edged towards the point, cut with two long fullers on each side running almost the entire length of the blade, Stamped â€˜INN DOMINIâ€™ inside the fullers, steel hilt formed with down-turned shell-guard and thumb-loop with scrolling quill, plain steel knuckle-bow and pommel ca with polished wood grip. A scarce and unusual example.
From a private collection.
The sword has been on display at the National Civil War Centre in Newark and was part of the â€˜Cutting Edge: The Changing Tools of War'. Which ran from 29th March 2018 - 31 July 2019.
Blade Length: 27 Inches (68.50 cm)
Overall Length: 32.5 Inches (82.55 cm)