Based on Original: Circa 1480-1520 Irish, Provenance Unknown
Overall Length: 37.4"
Blade Length: 31.5"
Blade Width: 1.75"
Quillon Width: 9.1"
Grip Length: 3"
Balance Point: 5.25"
Weight: 2.5 lbs / 1134 gr
This is a purely Irish design and one of only a few types of sword which can be attributed to a specific nationality. It's a unique design, highlighted by a spatulated crossguard and a pommel constructed as a ring with the tang passing through it. A rare sword for any collection.
The style of sword was carried by the Irish fighters in their homeland and as mercenary soldiers on the continent. They had aquired a fearsome reputation as stealthy fighters. Probably in no small part to their constant practice of cattle raiding back home.
The unquie pommel design is probably a development from the normal wheel pommel style. Some of these where made as a heavy ring with face plates. If the face plates are left off this structure you would have a ring for a pommel.
Arms & Armor
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.