HEAVY, BROAD, STRAIGHT DOUBLE EDGED BLADE, WITH MULTIPLE FULLERS ON BOTH SIDES. "S" SHAPED GUARD WITH TWISTING ON ONE SIDE. WOODEN HILT WICH IS CLEARLY A LATER REPLACEMENT. The sword was examined by some experts and here is what they said about it. The blade is the earliest part of the sword.It seems just right in its appearance and proportions, including the short lateral fullers at the base and the central fullers all the way down to the tip, for ca. The patina too is great. The ovoid pommel and with its characteristic bulged shape and the "S" shaped quillons to me look like the 1530's, the latest period of Katzbalgers. Forget about the grip, I would just take off the central bulged area which would add greatly to its impression. Anyway, I think it is a nice piece and original.
Many of these swords saw secondary use for hundreds of years, and repairs as well as replacements were quite common. Especially the blade looks just as it should, like it saw extensive use. BLADE: 5 mm thickness, 40 mm width and 87 cms length. ALL STILL VERRY STRONG AND FIRM..
PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS AS THEY FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPION. 2nd or 3rd sword often ships for no extra charge when combined.
Be sure to add me to your favourites list. AND PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYTHING. The item "GERMAN LANDSKNECHT SWORD KATZBALGER OLD ANTIQUE DAGGER MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN ANCIENT" is in sale since Friday, January 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Pre-1700\Original Period Items".
The seller is "antiquearmsts" and is located in TRIESTE. This item can be shipped worldwide.