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English hanger / cutlass

Hey - pirate sword! Also used by officers of the British navy, as well as non-coms and swabies and sailors and pretty much anyone on a ship, British or not, in the 17th and 18th centuries. Nowadays called a cutlass, at the time the term was hanger. One of these should be on the belt (or baldric) of every Faire pirate you see sporting a "half-basket hilt" cutlass - those are actually US Model 1860 cutlasses. The blade is 1065 high carbon steel, the heart-shaped hilt solid brass, the scabbard leather with brass fittings. Reenacting / portraying any kind of seaman of the time? This is one of your best historical choices of sidearm.

length: 31"
blade: 25 1/2"
blade width: 1 1/2" at guard
blade width: 1" at 2" from tip
hilt: 5 3/8"
interior grip length: 4"
balance point: 5"
weight (sword): 2 lb 4.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lb 12.5 oz

Price: $120

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