machiavellianfictionist:Katzbalger by Leo Todeschini. This style…

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Katzbalger by Leo Todeschini. This style of sword was famously used by the Landsknecht. The name could be roughly translated to cat brawler, meaning a weapon for fighting tooth-and-nail with. Its unique style and compact size made it the perfect sidearm for the flamboyant German mercenaries. This example includes a set of knife and pricker, a very common combination of tools for the era, stored in a pocket on the scabbard.