Late 17C English William & Mary Stag's
Horn Hanger, Sold
In aged but good condition, a rare late 17C English William &
Mary stag's horn hanger.
With the heads of King William III (England) / II (Scotland) and
Queen Mary II who jointly reigned from 1689 to 1694, embossed to
the guard. The blade bears the "Kings Head Mask" which
some thought depicted the previous King James II / VII, but this
sword tends to prove that it is actually a Solingen (Prussia) maker's
The 20 1/8 inch blade has some damage to the cutting edge but is
overall in good order and firm in the hilt. The hilt in good though
aged and slightly worn condition. The superb stags horn grip is
in very good condition.
These swords were designed as hunting swords but were also used
by naval and even army officers. A truly rare sword and a veritable
bargain for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
AE40 (0835). Further / full sized images available upon request.