A 'hanger' sword: c.1635

Hounslow Sword Factory

A 'hanger' sword: c.1635
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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Sword with straight single-edged blade, inscribed HOVN. ME FACIT. Lion-head pommel with deep coronet collar, ribbed wooden grip and broad shells coalescing with scrolled rear quillon and flat knuckle-bow screwed into pommel.
A 'hanger' sword, with double shell guard, cast brass pommel with traces of silvering, decorated with punchwork, cast in relief with a design in strap work and shells. Very characteristic standard Hounslow 'hanger', fluted wooden grip. Lion pommel cast in two halves.

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