Late 17th C. Hunting Sword / Hanger Favoured by Naval Officers.
Originally a hunting sword these hangers were favoured by naval officers. Overall length 64cm.Their short size made them easier to wield on the crowded deck of a man-o-war. A similar sword can be seen in Swords for Sea Service vol. II, by May & Annis, sword no. 226. Antler grip. King's head makers mark on the blade for Wundes Johanness.