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The Mortuary Sword, also called Mortuary Hilt Sword, originates from England where it emerged in the early 17th century. Primarily designed as a cavalry sword, it was the standard weapon of the British dragoons until ca. 1670 and saw service during the English Civil War (1642 - 1651).Due to the particular shape of its hilt, it is comparable to the so-called Pallasch (backsword), the English broadsword or the Italian Schiavona and is classified as an early form of basket-hilted sword.

This 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-carbonsteel, hardened to 50HRC, which reduces edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness.

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Practical Mortuary hilt Sword

  • Overall: approx. 94 cm
    Blade Length: approx. 77.5 cm
    Weight: approx. 907 g
    Point of Balance: approx. 10.1 cm (4")
    Point of Harmonics: approx. 73.5 cm (29")
    Width at Guard: approx. 26.7 mm (1.05")
    Width at Tip: approx. 13.2 mm (.52")
    Thickness at Guard: approx. 5.6 mm (.22")
    Thickness at Tip: approx. 2.8 mm (.11" )

    Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.