1630-1640 English Hounslow Hanger (English
Civil War Sword), Sold
In very aged though sound condition, an authentic rare (circa)
1630-1640 English Hounslow Hanger / English Civil War Sword.
It never ceases to amaze us what swords are sold, claimed to be
Hounslow Hangers! This is a guaranteed authentic and very rare (circa)
1630-1640 English Hounslow Hanger / English Civil War Sword. Although
the blade is rusted, you can still see the double mirrored crescent
mark used by the English bladesmiths in the early 17th Century and
also the remnants of an inscription within the fullers. The course
vertically fluted grip and hilt is absolutely typical of the early
to middle 17th Century. Not only are we certain this sword is English,
but also that it was made in Hounslow.
The aged and rusted tri-fullered 29 3/4 inch blade is still sound
(we have soaked it in preservation oil to make sure you keep what
time thus far has left). Blade a little loose in the hilt but not
too much. The hilt guard is well aged and frail, though again sound
and now preserved. The original hardwood grip shows sign of wear
but is remarkably good for its age; this sword was clearly stored
in a humid environment but thankfully away from woodworm.
Look, first try and find a truly authentic Hounslow Hanger at any
price, and then, if you can, one for such a low price as ours. We
must be crazy! Yours for just £750! Please quote item reference
O56 (1383). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.