Arms & Armor Katzbalger Dagger
Original: Circa 1560, Deutsches Klingen Museum, Solingen
The unique steel hilt consists of a figure-eight shaped guard. The arms of the guard originate from dolphin heads and terminate in balls. The grip has four raised rings and is covered in leather. The flared pommel is met with decorative roping at its base.
Overall length: 12.5"
Width of guard: 3" x 2.5" oval
Blade: 8.5" long; 1.125" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 3.5" long
Maker: Arms & Armor