Mortuary sword - antiqued version

Replicating a finely-preserved museum piece, this mortuary hilt sword is a classic example of a cavalry or dragoon officer's sword of the 17th century English Civil War. Deriving its name from the style of sword which memorialized King Charles I (executed in 1649), the mortuary hilt sword's steel basket is decorated with scrolled foliage with an engraved head of Charles I on the pommel. The lozenge-sectioned double-edged blade is forged from high-carbon steel, partially fullered and bears the sword maker's mark "1414", the derivation of which has been lost in time. The basket of this sword is antiqued with a museum-quality patina. The high-carbon blade is also lightly antiqued. The leather handle wrap terminates in silver wire 'Turks Head' knots. The sword, like the original, is beautifully balanced. Includes a brown leather covered wooden scabbard with antiqued steel fittings.

length: 39"
blade: 33"
blade width: 1 3/8" @ base
blade width: 11/16" near tip
grip and pommel: 5 3/4"
balance point: 4" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 2.4 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 2 lb 10.4 oz

Price: $420

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