A Superb Proto Mortuary Sword

A Fine Proto Mortuary Sword, Circa 1644
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A Fine Proto Mortuary Sword, Circa 1644. With broad double edged blade, cut with a shallow fuller on both sides and pointed at the tip, engraved ‘D E L REI 1644’ with a helmeted head on one side and ‘E SPADEIR….’ With a helmeted head on the other, with fluted shell-guard decorated with raised masks of the Green Man, wooden grip with original ’Turks-heads’. (Old repair to one of the branches of the guard) In fine untouched condition. 


Notes

See page 226 of Stuart C. Mowbary (2013) British Military Swords, Volume One: 1600-1660. ‘The Proto Mortuary Sword’. for similar examples. This sword is similar to an example in the York Castle Museum. 


Dimensions:

Blade Length: 35 Inches (88.90 cm)

Overall Length: 42 Inches (106.68 cm)


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