The hunting sword or hanger is an iconic short-bladed weapon (seldom over 65 cm) that became quite popular in Europe and the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries. Among the reasons for its popularity, outside of the dictates of fashion, was that it was an immensely handy, effective sword that was the perfect companion whether you were on foot, horseback or on a crowded deck at sea!
Like many of the originals, Cold Steel’s version is quite stylish. The blade is satin polished with multiple fullers and a wicked false edge. The intricately hand-carved handle is made from rosewood and ornamented with nickel silver pins.
The scabbard’s style harmonizes engagingly with the sword’s design. It’s made from heavy black leather and capped at each end with an embossed nickel silver throat and chape.
1055 High Carbon Steel
The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it’s often seen in large fixed blades and swords.
– Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel
– Overall length: approx. 74.3 cm
– Blade length: approx. 61 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 4.8 mm
– Handle length: approx. 13.3 cm
– Weight: approx. 989 g
– Incl. leather scabbard with nickel silver fittings