Scottish Silver Mounted Stag’s Horn Hilted Hunting Hanger

A Scottish Silver Mounted Stag’s Horn Hilted Hunting Hanger with Engraved Steel Single Edged slightly curved blade the Silver open worked Knucklebow Struck Twice with a makers mark for Thomas Vicaridge and a Pre-Britannia Standard
The pommel with a large cherub’s head amidst scrolling foliage
Circa 1697

Size: 68.5cm long - 27 ins long
A Scottish Silver Mounted Stag’s Horn Hilted Hunting Hanger with Engraved Steel Single Edged slightly curved blade the Silver open worked Knucklebow Struck Twice with a makers mark for Thomas Vicaridge and a Pre-Britannia Standard
The pommel with a large cherub’s head amidst scrolling foliage
Circa 1697

Size: 68.5cm long - 27 ins long
The hunting hanger became a popular weapon during the 16th and 17th centuries because it was an effective sword whether on foot, horseback or on board ship. In Scotland and Ireland, it was essentially a single-handed short sword used for finishing off game in lieu of using further shot. Light in weight with a small blade of around twenty inches in length fitted to a simple hilt comprising a single knucklebow to protect the fingers, the silver parts of the hilt are often decorated with biblical, mythological or hunting motifs. Sometimes worn as a badge of rank by military officers, they were highly regarded even if their only purpose was in the hunting of game.
Reputedly from the Deceased Estate of Richard Talbot (1630 - 1700) First Earl of Tyrconnell, Irish Politician and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Ex Private Northern Irish collection

Scottish Silver Mounted Stag’s Horn Hilted Hunting Hanger

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