English 17th century Mortuary Sword


English 17th century Mortuary Sword the iron hilt of fine quality comprising solid guard merging with a knuckle-guard with age repair flanked by two vertical side-bars and four diagonal bars, with a further diagonal bar to the rear of each vertical side-bar, globular pommel with button. The straight blade engraved with Andrea Ferara and early running wolf. Overall length 101cm the blade 86cm. Please note the grip has been recovered replaced during it’s life. Mortuary sword were used after 1625 by cavalry during the English Civil War with a straight blade. The hilts were often of very intricate sculpting and design and after the execution of King Charles, basket-hilted swords were made which depicted the face or death mask of the martyred king on the hilt as this example does.

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