Hangers were in The Cutlass-Family of Naval Weapons. Shorter than their “Cousin” The Cutlass, The Hanger was roughly 24 to 28 inches long. Hangers weighed around 2 to -pounds. The blades were single-edged and featured a slight blade curve. Handles were bone or wood and featured a “D”-Guard Hand protector. Straighter than The Cutlass Blade, they too were carried in leather scabbards. Blades were sometimes painted black (as an anti-rusting technique popular in The Era). The term “Hanger” is thought to be related to the long “hang” of the blade when worn from the waist belt on Sword Hangers (or leather straps).