Katzbalger Sword

Katzbalger Sword

A katzbalger is a type of sword that was popular in Germany during the late medieval and early modern periods. It is characterized by a single-edged, curved blade that is sharpened on the outside edge and has a pronounced point. The blade is typically between 20 and 30 inches in length, with a hilt that is designed for one-handed use. The katzbalger was used as a sidearm by German soldiers and was particularly effective in close combat. It was also popular among civilians, who used it for self-defense and as a utility knife. The name "katzbalger" is derived from the German words "katze," meaning cat, and "balgen," meaning to fight or struggle, and it is thought to refer to the cat-like agility and ferocity of the weapon.

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