A BRITISH MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD
A BRITISH MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD

MID-17TH CENTURY

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A BRITISH MORTUARY-HILTED BACK-SWORD
MID-17TH CENTURY
With single-edged fullered blade double-edged at the point, traces of inscription remaining within the fullers, iron guard incised with four masks, the basket formed of flattened bars, original wire-bound leather-covered grip (worn, some loss), and incised pommel (corrosion marking throughout)
34 1/4in. (87cm.) blade
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