The hunting sword or "Hanger" is an iconic short bladed weapon (seldom over 26") that became quite popular in Europe and the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries. Among the reasons for its popularity, outside of the dictates of fashion, was that it was an immensely handy, effective sword that was the perfect companion whether you were on foot, horseback, or on a crowded deck at sea! Like many of the originals, Cold Steel's version is quite stylish. The blade is satin polished with multiple fullers and a wicked false edge. The intricately hand carved handle is made from Rosewood and ornamented with nickel-silver pins. The scabbard's style harmonizes engagingly with the sword's design. It's made from heavy, black leather and capped at each end with an embossed nickel-silver throat and chape.