Mortuary sword

length: 39"
blade: 33"
blade width: 1 3/8" at base
blade width: 11/16" near tip
grip and pommel: 5 3/4"
balance point: 4" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 2.4 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 2 lb 10.4 oz

Replicating a finely-preserved museum piece, this mortuary hilt sword is a classic example of a cavalry or dragoon officer's sword of the 17th century English Civil War. Deriving its name from the style of sword which memorialized King Charles I (executed in 1649), the mortuary hilt sword's steel basket is decorated with scrolled foliage with an engraved head of Charles I on the pommel. The lozenge-sectioned double-edged blade is forged from high-carbon steel, partially fullered and bears the sword maker's mark "1414", the derivation of which has been lost in time. Includes wood and leather scabbard with steel fittings. Also available is a blunt training version of this mortuary sword.