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Windlass Mortuary Hilt Half Basket Sword

Availability: In stock

$465.00

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The mortuary sword has very close ties to the English basket hilt and is sometimes referred to as the English half-basket. This reproduction sword has a full steel basket, which has been darkened and sports a high carbon steel blade. The wooden handle is covered with ray skin for a solid grip, then wired wrapped. Comes with matching scabbard.

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The mortuary sword has very close ties to the English basket hilt and is sometimes referred to as the English half-basket. This type was extensively used by both Royalist and Parliamentarian cavalry. One of the finest examples of this type of sword is one believed to have been owned by Oliver Cromwell – General of the Parliamentarian forces – which now resides in the Royal Armouries, London. This reproduction sword has a full steel basket, which has been darkened and sports a high carbon steel blade. The wooden handle is covered with ray skin for a solid grip, then wired wrapped. Comes with matching scabbard.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 1041mm 41"
Blade Length 844mm 33.25"
Handle Length
Weight 1.59 Kg 3 lb 8 oz
Point of Balance
Width at Guard 38mm 1.5"
Width at Tip
Thickness at Guard
Thickness at Tip
Blade Steel 1065
Scabbard Leather/Steel
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.