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Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword

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 mainly a cavalry-issued weapon of both Royalist and Parliamentarian forces. In fact, it may be looked at as the great grandfather of 18th and 19th century cavalry sabers. One of the best originals of this type of sword is one believed to have been owned by Oliver Cromwell – General of the Parliamentarian forces – and which now resides in the Royal Armories, London. The 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. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Can be sharpened for additional fee.

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Key Features:
Blade is carbon steel
Great for collecting and displaying

Overall Length: 41 Inches
Blade Length: 33-1/4 Inches
Blade Width: 1.5 Inches
Weight: 3lbs 3 oz.

We can also provide Engraving Services. Click Here to see more details.

This item can be personalized as follows:
Initials: 1 line, up to 3 characters from grip to tip
Sword: 2 lines up to 25 characters above ricasso from grip to tip

Please note:
We cannot accept returns on sharpened or personalized items (i.e. engraved) that are not defective. They may not be returned because of the customization that has been done to the product. Be sure when you order; all sales are final!
SKU#: 501512
MSRP: $265.00

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Initials: 1 line, up to 3 characters from grip to tip [Add $10.00]
"Sword" Engraving 1st line 15 characters [Add $25.00]
"Sword" Engraving 2nd line 25 characters [Add $25.00]


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