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The stout blades on hangers like this one made them versatile fighting weapons. The shorter blade length made hangers easier for infantry officers to carry than longer-bladed sabers. This hanger’s gilt pommel is shaped like a lion, an ancient symbol of Great Britain.

Object Details

  • Hanger (sword) and Scabbard
    Hilt made by William Kinman
    Sword and scabbard made by James Cullum
    London, England
    Silver, Gold, Iron, Steel, Leather
    Museum of the American Revolution (Benninghoff Collection)


This image shows a Sword and British Officers Saber.

British Officer's Saber

Made in London, this officer’s saber features a long, single-edged blade used for slashing.
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British Musket

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Image 091120 British French Swords Collection British And French Swords 1 Copy

British and French Swords

View two intricately decorated small swords, one of which was made in France and other in England.
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