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1800's Napoleonic British Foot Artillery Private's Hanger / Sword (sold)

A scarce 1800's Napoleonic Wars British foot artillery private's hanger / sword, made by Woolley.

1800's Napoleonic British Foot Artillery Private's Hanger / Sword

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Called the "Spanish Hanger" because it was apparently introduced during the Peninsula War, many are believed to have had service lives beyond the artillery when these swords were relegated to prison warders and even Customs. So they had a long harsh service life. 28 1/4 inch blade well patinated, marked to Woolley on the spine, a little loose in the brass hilt, the iron grip missing a small section. Feint markings on one langet. This sword may well have been at Waterloo. Further / full sized images upon request. My item reference number is 734

 

 

 

 

 

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