The Katzbalger is a short sword from the Renaissance, known for its sturdy appearance and S-shaped guard. The Katzbalger was mainly used by archers, pikemen and crossbowmen when the enemy threatened to get too close. The sword is mainly made for cutting, because the tip runs freely round. The large guard serves to avert attacks, but it leaves the hand vulnerable for cuts. The Katzbalger was worn by the German Landsknechten, the Swiss Guard, but also in Elizabethan England and at the start of the Eighty Years War.
This Katzbalger has a wooden grip and is delivered including a leather scabbard with metal fittings.
Material: carbon steel, wood, leather;
Blade length: approx. 61 cm;
Total length: approx. 79 cm;
Delivered including scabbard;
Full tang construction;
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 2000 " *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.