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Hilt of hunting sword
Hunting sword, with a silver knuckle-bow hilt, which is swollen and fretted at its mid-point to depict a scene of two hounds and a stag, all foliated, near the pommel depicting a spray of foliage. This type of sword was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries as a fighting sword at sea because of its robustness and hardness. To some extent, it may be regarded as a forerunner of the cutlass with its short, curved blade. The same shape of the sword was adopted in the army as the hanger for private soldiers.
- Image reference: E1411
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London