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Lot Number: 277
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1630-1650 English Horseman Basket Hilt Broadsword

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c. 1630-1650 17th Century, English Horseman Broadsword with Basket Hilt, Fine.

c. 1630-1650 English (Mortuary / Horseman Broadsword) Basket-Hilt Sword has a 31" straight single-edged blade. The name "Mortuary" came from the alleged claim that its grotesque faces represent the Death Mask of King Charles I. A nice example of this seldom encountered Broadsword.Wood grip missing the leather wrap. Hand forged steel basket-hilt with rather crude deeply engraved decorations retaining the branches and a wide lip quillon (1.75" across). Large round steel pommel with matching engraving. No scabbard. These Swords were in vogue during the English Civil War (1642-1646). Quite rare.
Lot Number: 277
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