During theRenaissance, the arming sword worn by the German mercenaries known as the Landsknecht was the Katzbalger. Mainly a secondary weapon, this arming sword was a last defense against adversaries. The distinctive S-shape guard and blade profiles gives this sword it's place in history.
Beautifully reproduced to specifications of Kingston Arms, the feel and balance of the Katzbalger will surprise the wielder with it's proportions. With the balance point just over two inches from the detailed stainless steel S-shaped guard, the configuration allows this weighty sword to be quick and powerful.
Authentic Katzbalger Style
Highly Detailed Stainless Hilt
Forged 5160 Spring Steel Blade
Overall: 31 1/4" Blade Length: 24 3/8" Handle Length: 5 3/8" Weight: 2 lbs 13 oz Point of Balance: 2 3/8" Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
The Katzbalger Landsknecht arming sword by Kingston Arms is the yin, to your yang. You've found what you're looking for.