When the Renaissance began, warfare was entering a great era of changes. The upbringing of firearms made heavy armor less useful, and techniques adapted. The Landsknechte were one of the most recognizable trained units because of their gear of multi-colored puffed sleeves, gigantic berets, and some of the most iconic weapons of the time. Known for wielding lances and zweihanders, Landsknechte also used a much shorter sword known as the Katzbalger, whose guard aided in parrying. Worn without a scabbard, it could be drawn quickly when dire times came, like when their walls of lances were rendered inefficient. It is thanks to their great training, discipline, and iconic gear, like the Katzbalger, that these military men are still remembered today.
Inspired by the legendary weapon, the Katzbalger, which was made famous in the renaissance era by the German landsknecht troops, the LARP Cretzer Dagger employs its signature traits of a double-edge, pointed blade with a figure eight guard. This LARP weapon is a smaller version of the original, being a dagger instead of the traditional arming sword, and is made entirely of foam to allow for its safe use in LARP battles. A tarnished silver colored pommel and guard are featured in this design, the latter of which is removable for easier storage and to create a different more stiletto-like appearance. Due to its length, hand protection, and unique blade design, the LARP Cretzer Dagger is exceptional for use by nearly any character class, from masters of subterfuge to nefarious wizards and everything in between.
The LARP Cretzer Dagger is tested and balanced for combat, as well as being made to high specifications. This dagger is not your typical ultra-light foam-latex weapon, but rather, is made using a special injection-mold process that provides immense strength and durability, as well as amazing levels of detail. It is crafted using Calimacils ultra-durable foam, while also featuring a flexible fiberglass core that provides a level of durability that is hard to deny. The quality level of construction this LARP dagger possesses allows it to provide a virtually maintenance-free experience, while also ensuring that it performs well in every season, whether you are gaming in the spring, the summer, the fall, the winter, the rain, the snow, the sun, and beyond. Performance and appearance come together in this LARP hammer to provide an experience that cannot be beaten!
- Approved for LARP Use
- Ideal for Use in LARP Events, Theatrical Plays, or as Training Weapons
- Features Superior Durability
- Ensures Extremely Safe Play
- Offers Spectacular Realism and Detailing
- Reliable at All Temperatures
- Weather Resistant to Sun, Rain, and Snow
- Virtually Maintenance Free
- Made from latex free foam
- Has a fiberglass core
- Overall Length: 19.5 Inches
- Blade Length: 11.5 Inches
- Guard Length: 5 Inches
- Blade Thickness: 0.75 Inch