Katzbalger by Steve Moffatt
Original: Late 16th century Germany
This sword was crafted to resemble a historic example of a katzbalger that has been updated after many years of service. The blade shape was made to appear as though it was cut down and re-shaped after breakage. A knuckle-bow was added to the design to give it a late 16th century facelift. An indentation on the blade near the hilt allows curling a finger over the cross-guard.
Wide double-edged blade with single fuller; twisted and carved S-shaped guard and knuckle-bow with rounded finials; flared and faceted hardwood grip with brass tacks; faceted pommel with decorative roping. Munitions finish throughout.
Overall length: 27.25"
Weight: 2.8 pounds
Width of guard: 4.75" x 4" oval
Width of grip: 1.25" @ guard > 1.875""
Blade: 21.5" long; 2.25" wide tapering to 1.5"
Fullers: 1 @ 10.5" long; 2 @ 2" long
Grip and pommel: 5.25"
Point of Balance (PoB): 3.5" from guard
Maker: Maker: Steve Moffatt of California.
This item has been retired from the collection.