£215.00 inc. tax

Mortuary Hilt Sword

This very attractive Mortuary Hilt sword is a replica of the type of sword found during the English Civil War. A successor to the Basket Hilt sword popular with so many English and Scottish soldiers of the Jacobean Era. Indeed Cromwell himself wielded such a sword at Marston Moor and Naseby amongst other great victories of the Caroline/Interregnum Period.

The Mortuary Hilt Sword was thought to be named after the chiseled likeness of, what some believed to be, the martyred Charles I found on some surviving hilts of this type. However the earliest examples of these swords date back to around 1635, thus dispelling the myth of any assocation with Charles' death.

Fully combat ready with rebated (blunt) edges and tip. An unbelievably quick sword made with the re-enactor in mind. The basket-esque hilt protecting your sword hand during play, particularly in the practice of backswording (HEMA, WMA, TEMA).

Comes with its own fibreglass scabbard.


Overall: 37"
Blade Length: 30 1/2"
Weight: 2lb
Point of Balance: 4"
Point of Harmonics: 29"
Width at Guard: 1.05"
Width at Tip: .52"
Thickness at Guard: .22"
Thickness at Tip: .11"

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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