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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
February 25, 2022 12:00 PMCalender

English Monster Head Infantry Hanger

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Auction: Sale #3950M - 3950MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 25, 2022 12:00PM


English Monster Head Infantry Hanger, late 17th century, brass boldly cast and chased grip with monster's head above a grip of foliate figures, grip cast in two pieces with central brazed seam, double shell counter-guard with grotesque mask on the outboard shell, tapering knuckle bow with cast grotesque mask on the exterior; curved single-edge blade with false edge at the tip and single narrow fuller, both sides of the blade marked with crescent moon bladesmith's mark, blade lg. 27 7/8, overall lg. 33 1/4 in.

Literature: This sword is illustrated and described in Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons (Robert Brooker, 2016),p. 63.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Hilt has slight movement and is toned to a bright yellow; blade is generally bright with spots/areas of gray mottling, blade edge shows old sharpening.

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Robert Brooker, United Kingdom, Infantry Hanger