Virginia State Seal

Virginia Department of Historic Resources

44CC178/2-8   Sword Guard 8

44CC178/2-8

Return to:  Sword

Pikeman

Musketeer

 

Shell Guardthis decorated shell guard would have been mounted on an English hanger, a short sword used by infantrymen to supplement their muskets for close fighting. 

It was recovered from Causey's Care, a mid-17th- century site in Charles City County.