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Hanger (Hunting Sword)

Hanger (Hunting Sword)

1553

Steel; gold and silver damascened hilt

Support: Damascened hilt

Overall: 73 cm (28 3/4 in.); Blade: 57.7 cm (22 11/16 in.); Quillions: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1629

Fun Fact

The textured handle of this sword improved the user's grip, which allowed him to hunt with more control and accuracy. Hunting was a popular sport among the wealthy and many nobles owned tracts of forest, but peasants were prohibited from hunting on these lands.

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