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A '''hanger''' is a type of [[backsword]]. These are sometimes slightly curved. The [[hilt]]s of these [[weapon]]s may be very simple or be more elaborate.
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[[image:hanger.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Replica 17th century hanger.]]A '''hanger''' is a type of [[backsword]]. These are sometimes slightly curved. The [[hilt]]s of these [[weapon]]s may be very simple or be more elaborate.
  
 
These [[sword]]s were typically carried by [[pike]]men in the [[17th century]] as a secondary weapon.
 
These [[sword]]s were typically carried by [[pike]]men in the [[17th century]] as a secondary weapon.
  
 
[[category:weapons]][[category:swords]][[category:17th century]]
 
[[category:weapons]][[category:swords]][[category:17th century]]

Revision as of 16:23, 23 February 2007

Replica 17th century hanger.

A hanger is a type of backsword. These are sometimes slightly curved. The hilts of these weapons may be very simple or be more elaborate.

These swords were typically carried by pikemen in the 17th century as a secondary weapon.