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Old 5th April 2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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An American Revolutionary War hanger, ca. 1760-70. I've owned a few hangers of this time period over the years, but it's nice to finally have one that is 100% American in design. Primitive blacksmith made blade and simple 'D' guard hilt/knuckle bow with pommel cap hammered down over the tang. What really attracted me to this sword is the octagonal bone grip of honey-yellow color with its primitive brown stained line pattern. It has a sort of folk-artsy Davy Crockett vibe to it that just whistles 'Yankee Doodle Dandy"! 28" overall length with a 23.5" blade.

Pictures from Neumann showing a similar naval cutlass of the period and a piece with bone-stained hilt (octagonal bone hilts with stained designs were the popular fashion of this period). I like how half of the grip is flatted to fit a good grip and that you can actually see the end of the bone cap. A nice hanger that could have easily seen service in both infantry and naval services!
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Old 5th April 2020, 03:09 PM   #2
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Very nice piece, Captain .
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Old 5th April 2020, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thank you, my friend!
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Hi Mark,

Good to see a cutlass post.
Congrats on a very nice piece - I see you have not lost your knack for seeking out the rare examples!

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Thanks for commenting, David. Yes, I do love these types. Of course, I'd love to have a nice Type I American boarding ax to go with it!
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