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BRITISH 1742 GRENADIER HANGER - RUNNING WOLF ON BLADE
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This British 1742 pattern foot trooper's hanger dates ca.French and Indian War up to the American Revolutionary War. Brass hilt exhibits a rich uncleaned patina, blade is marked on either side with either a running dog or a fox, derived from the Running Wolf symbol of the Passau bladesmiths, widely copied by the English makers in many different variations, denoting a particularly high blade quality. Blade has darkened with age, has no pitting, just some signs of period sharpening. Grip has lost the wire wrap a long time ago. The hilt feels very slightly loose, but the sword has a solid feel overall. An excellent and honest mid-18th century English infantry hanger, a weapon typical of those carried by both sides ruring the American Revolutionary War and 30 years prior. An almost identical piece is pictured in George Neumann's famous book "Swords And Blades of the American Revolution".



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