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Hanwei – Antiqued Mortuary Hilt Sword

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Replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, Hanwei’s 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 Mortuary Hilt Sword’s steel basket is decorated with scrolled foliage. The lozenge-section double-edged blade is partially fullered and bears the swordmaker’s mark “1414”, the derivation of which has been lost in time. The leather handle wrap terminates in silver wire “Turks Head” knots. The sword, like the original, is beautifully balanced. This version of the sword features an antiqued finish. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, and is finished with a museum-quality patina. The blade of tempered high-carbon blade is also lightly “antiqued” to promote authenticity. The grip of the mortuary-hilt is leather-covered, as is the hard-core scabbard.

Overall Length39 1/4"
Blade Length33"
Weight2 lbs 6 oz
EdgeSlightly Sharp
Width31 mm
Thickness6 mm - 2.8 mm
P.O.B.4 1/4"
Grip Length4"
Blade [1566 High Carbon Steel]
Country of OriginChina

2 reviews for Hanwei – Antiqued Mortuary Hilt Sword

  1. Todd B. (verified owner)

    I am very happy with this sword. The fit, finish, and details are great. I highly recommend this sword.

  2. Jarod (verified owner)

    It’s 5 stars if you know what to expect and want a project. The blade is going to need some sharpening, but the edge geometry, weight, and temper are spot on. The steel hilt is super well done (not overly thick and chunky). The grip and scabbard are neutral and could easily be dyed or even painted. GOOD BONES.

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