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The Katzbalger


Category : Historical Swords

We welcome all readers of the blog interesting swords! Today we tell about an unusual sword ...
The Katzbalger is typical sword of German and Swiss freelance. He appeared in the late XV and was produced until the middle of the XVI century. Classify this sword is very heavy on the one hand, it does have elements of type XIIIb, on the other hand, it has a flat, diamond-shaped cross section as a type XVIII since the late Middle Ages.


If we consider as a whole, katzbalger can be attributed to the type XIIIb late Renaissance. Are characteristic of a strongly curved, with a horizontal 5-shaped, parrying the bow.


Later they evolved into a regular eight.


A widespread mistake is believed that the name of the sword comes from the fact that the sheath was made of cat fur [from him. Katze - Cat). Argued that such sheath of the cat's fur allegedly was not the tip so that you can fence, not exposing the sword. Such an explanation of the name is still unlikely. Pictorial sources clearly confirm that katzbalger worn in conventional sheath. It seems that the name of the sword comes from the ancient expression denoting the brawl (katzbalgen - fight), that is, wie-die-Katzen-balgen (fight like cats).

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