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Hanger sword, 1640 (c)

This short infantry soldier's sword has a slightly curved, single-edged blade with broad shallow fullers (grooves which strengthen the blade). The steel pommel is covered with an ivory or bone grip. This was not a weapon for slicing, but for crushing flesh and bone.

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NAM. 1974-10-197-1


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