Katzbalger Swithin, 15-16 cen, class B

This model is a solid and well-balanced combat katzbalger, an ideal choice for re-engagement and sword-combat shows. Source: Luca Stefano Cristini (Author),‎ Mario Nadir Durand (Illustrator) - German militiamen from late XV and XVI century (Soldiers & Weapons Book 21), 2016, ASIN: B01NAF7HZH. More information...

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Katzbalger Swithin, 15th - 16th century

Sword class B.

  • Total length approx. 745mm
  • Blade length approx. 600mm
  • Dimensions of the S-shaped guard approx. 135 * 134mm
  • Width of the blade at the guard approx. 45mm
  • Blade thickness at the guard approx. 5.3mm
  • Width of the blade 10 cm off the blade point approx. 34 mm
  • Blade thickness 10cm off the blade point approx. 5.0mm
  • Thickness of the cutting edge approx. 1.7mm
  • The Point of Balance (PoB) is approx. 7.5cm in front of the basket
  • The fullers on the blade are approx. 5mm wide and approx. 452mm long
  • Dimensions of the pommel approx. 57 * 29.4 * 59.1mm
  • Weight of katzbalger without sheath approx. 1340 g
  • Blade made of spring steel DIN 1.7103, oil-quenched to approx. 52-54 HRC.

Due to manual finalization, the specifications given above may vary slightly from item to item. Made in the Czech Republic.

Please read also our Directions for the use of bladed weapons.

The Katzbalger was used as a short sword as part of the equipment of the German and Swiss Landsknechte. It is a sword with a short and wide blade. The blade tappers to the point. The point is rounded but thin ground, which is not visible from the side view. The guard is often S-shaped and ended with small pommels.

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