Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Weapon of the Day

Mortuary Sword

A type of broadsword with a long blade, of medium weight, double edged with a sharp point that tapers toward the tip of the sword. The sword’s hilt has a basket which is often very elaborate. The mortuary sword is designed as a cavalry sword with chopping as its primary function. However, the blade is not heavy enough to produce great chopping action but its size and design made it an excellent thrusting weapon. The blade measures about 42” in length and weighs approximately 2.4lbs.

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