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Product image 7Katzbalger #149 Landsknecht style sword with heavily recurved guard, black grip and flattened oval cross sectioned pommel.
Product image 8Katzbalger #149 Landsknecht style sword mounted with recurved guard heavily detailed with filework.
Product image 9Katzbalger #149 Landsknecht style sword full length view showing fullered blade.

Regular price $1,245.00

Based on Original: Circa 1560, Deutsches Klingen Museum, Solingen

Overall Length: 25.2"

Blade Length: 20"

Blade Width: 1.875"

Quillon Width: 4.75"

Grip Length: 3"

Balance Point: ~3"

Weight: 2.4 lbs, 1152 gr 

The German and Swiss Landsknechts were considered the elite troops of their day. They formed into bands and fought for hire all over the European continent. Society of the period even mimicked their form of dress and style. Their unique form of side arm was the Katzbalger ("Cat Fight"). Designed for the close in, hand-to-hand combat of a melee, these weapons were often shorter than other broadswords but very quick in action. The unique hilt consists of a figure-eight shaped guard, the arms of which originate from dolphin heads and terminate in balls. The grip and pommel are of a unique style as well but are very comfortable and well suited for the style of combat. The sword blade has two parallel fullers approximately 1/3 of the way down the blade. A matching dagger is also available.


Shipping Domestic US 44.00 (multiple sword shipping discounted)

International customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We feel your pain with the steep increases in international shipping over the past few years. We strive to find the most economical and reliable sources to ship to you.


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