Bredsvärd Mortuary hilt



Militärt 1600 tals svärd s.k Basket hilt / Mortuary hilt.

Bluntad version.

After the execution of King Charles I (1649), basket-hilted swords were made which depicted the face or death mask of the ”martyred” king on the hilt. These swords came to be known as ”mortuary swords”, and the term has been extended to refer to the entire type of Civil War–era broadswords by some 20th-century authors.

This sword was Oliver Cromwell’s weapon of choice; the one he owned is now held by the Royal Armouries, and displayed at the Tower of London. Mortuary swords remained in use until around 1670 when they fell out of favor among civilians and began to be replaced with the smallsword
The Practical Mortuary Hilt Sword is built for the reenactor. The blade is unsharpened, with 1/16 edged and a rounded tip, complying with the combat rules of many re-enactment societies. The blade is crafted in 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which reduces edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness.

Made by Hanwei.

Key Features:
– Authentic styling
– Great for re-enactors

– Blade material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
– Hardness: approx. 50 HRC
– Overall: approx. 94 cm
– Blade Length: approx. 77.5 cm
– Weight: approx. 907 g
– Point of Balance: approx. 10.1 cm
– Point of Harmonics: approx. 73.5 cm
– Width at Guard: approx. 26.7 mm
– Width at Tip: approx. 13.2 mm
– Thickness at Guard: approx. 5.6 mm
– Thickness at Tip: approx. 2.8 mm

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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