A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1742 ENGLISH-TYPE INFANTRY HANGER, ca. 1750: In overall very good+ near fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and toned brass hilt. Of English or German make with a Regulation Pattern 1742, unmarked, lightly toned and stained, single edged, slightly curved, 23 1/2″, cutlass-form back-blade, with a top fuller approximately 3/4 its length. Retains 65% polish with a lightly stained, smooth, gun-metal-gray patina. Regulation Pattern heart-shaped, cast, brass hilt with an integral, top-mounted quillon, a matching single-bar knuckle-guard and rope-turned grip with ball pommel (old brazed repair), on the right side of the ball. The hilt/guard in overall fine original condition with a lightly toned brass surfaces. The blade with smooth surfaces and a sharp edge: some scattered light discoloration and virtually no pitting. A very nice example of a Regulation Pattern 1742 French & Indian War English/German Infantry Hanger: the type of sword carried by both British & Hessian troops. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Swords & Blades…”. Overall length 29”.
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