Reliks Logo

Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

Mortuary Half Basket Hilt Sword
Windlass Steelcrafts

Cavalry Issued English Half-Basket

The mortuary sword has very close ties to the English basket hilt and is sometimes referred to as the English half-basket. This type was mainly a cavalry-issued weapon of both Royalist and Parliamentarian forces. In fact, it may be looked at as the great grandfather of 18th and 19th century cavalry sabers. One of the best originals of this type of sword is one believed to have been owned by Oliver Cromwell General of the Parliamentarian forces and which now resides in the Royal Armories, London.

How It Was Made

The sword has a full steel basket, which has received a special process to darken the steel to a near black finish. It is equip with a hand forged high carbon steel blade that has been through tempered giving it just the right amount of flex while remaining rigid enough for effective thrusting. The wooden handle is covered with ray skin for a solid grip, then wired wrapped. The scabbard is constructed of a heavy grade leather with steel fittings finished to matched the blackened basket.

Photo Gallery

Ready to Order?

Product Code: 6155

Price: $264.99 USD Currency

Shipping: Quick Quote


Discontinued Last Chance!

Add Sharpening Service ($17.99)

[+] Add To Lists

Receive 3450 Reliks Rewards!

Toll Free Order Line


360 Degree Video


  • Product Code: 6155
  • SKU: 501512
  • Brand: Windlass Steelcrafts
  • Blade Length: 33 1/4"
  • Blade Material: High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Width: 1 1/2"
  • Edge Type: Edge Ready / Sharpening Optional
  • Full Length: 41"
  • Grip Length: 3 3/4"
  • Point of Balance: 3 1/4"
  • Pommel: Button
  • Scabbard: Included
  • Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz

  • *Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

Related Categories

Basket Hilted

You May Also Like

Scottish Basket Hilt Backsword

Scottish Basket Hilt Backsword

The Basket-Hilt backsword dates from about 1760 and has an unusual basket with t... more

Scottish Cutlass Sword

Scottish Cutlass Sword

The crashing of waves, the roar of cannons, the shout of sea rogues through the ... more

Basket-Hilted Broadsword

Basket-Hilted Broadsword

The basket hilt sword was quite popular in Britain from mid-sixteenth century th... more

Go Daddy SSL Site Seal

This site is based in London,Ontario Canada

Reliks accepts Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard and Money Orders

© 2000-2020 RELIKS Inc.

Page # 8165