Based on Original: Sword Circa 1560, Deutsches Klingen Museum, Solingen
Overall length: 12.6"
Blade length: 8.25"
Blade width: 1.1"
The German and Swiss Landsknechts were considered the elite troops of their day. Their weapons were designed for the close-in fighting of hand-to-hand combat, being light and quick in action. We have created this matching dagger to accompany the #149 Katzbalger Sword. The unique hilt of these weapons consists of a figure-eight shaped guard and a grip and pommel of a unique shape. They are very comfortable in the hand and well suited for the style of combat.
Arms & Armor
Based on original: 14th C, Kölnisches Stadtmuseum.
Overall length: 17.25"
Blade length: 12.3"
Blade width 1"
Grip length: 3.5"
Guard width: 3"
Weight .9 lbs
A dark hardwood grip accents the deadly steel of this stout knife. A piece that would have been contemporary with rondel daggers, this messer would have been the equal to any in knightly hand to hand combat. Strong enough to use as a lever against an armored opponent it could also slice with deadly intent when meeting a softer target than armor.
A solid steel butt and stout guard offer a feeling of power when held in the hand in either grip. This dagger would work well for such combat systems as Liechtenauer or Fiore.