Hanwei Mortuary sword (Antiqued) - SH2004N
Hanwei Mortuary sword (Antiqued)
Replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, our 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 while an engraved head of Charles I appears on the pommel. 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. The sword is available in both polished and antiqued finishes. Both hilts are crafted from stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, that of the SH2004 being polished while the SH2004N "antiqued" version has a museum-quality patina. The high-carbon blade of the SH2004N is also lightly "antiqued" to promote authenticity. The grips of the mortuary-hilt are covered with leather. The scabbards are leather-covered, black in the case of the SH2004 and brown for the SH2004N.