One of my favorite weapon types is the Swiss Katzbalger (literally, cat-fight).

Think about the last time you saw two cats throw down… the fight is fast and dirty. The Katzbalger is perfect for close in, fast and dirty fighting. Short, sturdy, wide blade, usually a double fuller (but sometimes there are 3 fullers) and sharp as a razor. The pommel is wide and flared, meaning it’s hard to have the blade slip from your hand. Usually a double ring or “S” guard. An absolutely vicious weapon every bit as bad-assed as the Swiss Landsknecht and Mercenaries who used them…

I just might get myself one.

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

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