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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Hanger

Description:

In the 17th and 18th century, when swords as sidearms were popular for gentlemen, hangers were used as a secondary weapon during hunting. Towards the end of their popular use, they were also slimmed down and refined for wear as a fashion accessory. It was named a hanger as it was hung off the belt for easy access.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000474
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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