English Mortuary Sword Replica
Reference Number S5726
English Mortuary Hilt Sword Museum Quality
These English Mortuary Sword Replica swords are maticulously hand crafted. They are the finest and strongest swords available. The tangs are actual full tangs, not the typical rat tail that are found in most decorative swords. The high quality blades are hand forged using EN45 Spring steel to make the blade non brittle and give it a spring like quality that will not warp. Tempered for strength and finished with sharp edges and a point. English Mortuary Hilt Sword Museum Quality This Mortuary Hilt Sword is a classic example of a cavalry or dragoon officer's sword of the 17th century English Civil War period. Deriving its name from the style of sword which memorialized King Charles I, who was executed in 1649 The basket hilt swords first appeared in Germany in the mid 1500's and soon became popular throughout Europe especially with cavalrymen. The Mortuary sword represents one such sword and examples can often be found with heads cast or chiselled into the hilt, these were said to represent the execution of Charles I during the English civil war period. Certainly the Mortuary sword has become linked with the struggle between the roundheads and the cavaliers.
Key Features EN45 Spring Steel Historically accurate High Quality Construction Sharp Blade Specification Blade Length 83 cm Blade Width 3.6 cm Grip Length 12.5 cm Overall Length 100 cm Weight: 3.9lb