Fine, Yeoman Warder's sword or 'Tower Hanger', issued to the Yeoman Warders of the Guard ("Beefeaters") and Grenadiers around 1727, when King George II inherited the throne of England.
The 30 inch long blade is in wonderful condition for it's years, having a diamond cross-section and a distal taper to it, making it a fast sword to wield with a strong blade. The blade has taken on a slightly dark appearance, but is free of rust or damage and has a sharp 'service edge' to both sides. It has a tiny amount of movement in the hilt, almost un-noticeable.
The hilt consists of a cast brass shell guard, depicting in raised relief the prancing 'Horse of Hanover', a typical symbol of the Hanoverian kingship. Midway along the shell-guard a side branch emerges joining the stirrup shaped knuckle-guard. Towards the top of the knuckle-guard a lateral swirling guard bar emerges to join the root of the guard (so protecting the thumb).
Yeoman Warder's/Tower Hanger sword circa 1727
£795.00 Regular Price