Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
An Important Landsknecht Katzbalger Saber, Southern Germany, ca. 1545
Now that the auction is over I can post this fine piece which a friend of mine acquired for his collection with a little help from myself.
The catalog description called it 'composite' but we think that the blade and hilt are contemporary. Also we do not think that the grip ever had a wire binding as no traces of it can be seen on the leather.