Renaissance Katzbalger sword 15th - 16th century
The Katzbalger is a short one-handed fighting sword of the Renaissance. It was the preferred close combat weapon of the lansquenets of the late 15th and 16th century. Particularly striking are the relatively short and wide blade, the S-shaped hand guard and the so-called fish-finned pommel. There are two possible explanations for the special name: Either it derives from cat leather, which was possibly used for the handle or as a scabbard. More likely, however, an origin can be found in the word cat bellows, a synonym for scuffing and beating. Catballs were often used by pikemen, bowmen and crossbowmen as the last defensive weapon when the enemy had already advanced too close for long-range or pole weapons. The tip of our replica is rounded and the striking edge is 2mm. The sword is therefore suitable for light show combat training and fencing exercises, but we cannot guarantee breakage. The wooden hilt as well as the steel knob and the forged hand guard are very solidly made. The blade has a total of three grooves.
Data Renaissance Katzbalger Sword
total length: 91 cm
Blade length: 76 cm
Blade width max: 4,5 cm
handle length: 15 cm
striking edge: 2-3mm
Weight sword: 1700 g
Blade material: high carbon steel 1065 hardened
Show fight class C (SK-C)
Swords of this class offer the show fight beginner an inexpensive but nevertheless safe possibility to own an own show fight sword and to execute first, easier exercises. They are ideal for everyone who would like to own an exhibition sword, but does not use it as often as e.g. archers. The blades are not very hard and embrasures can appear when fighting with a harder blade.
- Blade hardness: under 48 HRC
- Blade material goes through to the hinge and is riveted or screwed to the pommel
- Blunt cutting edge and rounded tip
- Sometimes difficult and not optimally balanced
- No guarantee
general warranty for swords
Our show combat weapons are subject to the legal warranty of two years like all other goods. However, it should be noted that the customer is responsible for providing evidence of defects (e.g. material defects) that were already present at the time of purchase and have not been claimed within 6 months. Complaints after 6 months are therefore often difficult and unfortunate for both parties. An exhibition sword is naturally an object of wear and tear. Even the best and most expensive exhibition sword becomes chipped after heavy use, the parry bar can become wobbly and the grip can become loose. This is normal, because strong forces act on the material. Even with these blades the unlikely case can occur that they break if they are already weakened by several and deep embrasures. These are therefore usually not justified reasons for complaint but normal wear and tear. A used show sword shows signs of use after use.