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Hilt of hanger (sword)
Dutch hanger, the hanger consists of a pierced steel sheet, half-basket hilt, which is arranged in the form of a knuckle-bow with, an outer arm connected to it by three nearly horizontal bands. The shoulder of the blade is engraved 'HEMBRUG'. Hembrug is Dutch equivalent of the Royal Ordnance Factory and has been producing arms since the 17th century. This weapon may be the hanger of the Engineer or Pioneer troops. Several hangers identical to this one are known and the presence of the foul anchor motif on the pommel would seem to suggest Government Issue.
- Image reference: E1469
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London