A Very Nice 17th Century Mortuary-hilted Broadsword of the type used during the English Civil War.
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A very nice 17th Century Mortuary-hilted broadsword of the type used during the English Civil War, the sword with a 32" single fullered blade & typical basket guard. The basket guard with chiseled decoration comprising of six primative busts surrounded by foliate decoration & what would appear to be a mythical creature on the front face of the guard amongst the foliate decoration.The blade stamped "N R I + + +" just below the hilt on ether side. The grip a crude replacement.The globular pommel with foliate chisel work to match the basket guard.