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I'd like to get a dagger for my 1524/1525 Upper Franconian Landsknecht impression. I'm very new in this time setting.
So I ask myself... which kind of Dagger should I use?
Bollock Dagger, Rondell Dagger or Swiss Dagger? Were the Swiss Daggers used by German Landsknechts or were they exclusively Swiss?
In keeping the the Landsknecht idiom, cheap.
Probably a simple crescent or epsilon scabbard end in silver tone to match the Katzbalber I am not very good at soldering or I would have already made one. Not a critical project since it will probably be 3+ months before I have an opportunity to wear it.
I would not even need the rivets sine I would probably glue it on to better match the woodcuts. I probably need to double check locally for someone who can solder cleanly. I should have no problem cutting out the metal.
I found these folks but their end is the wrong color and much more than I paid for the Katzbalger: http://www.todsstuff.co.uk/todsfoundry/scabbard-fittings.htm
The katzbalger one was expensive. But then most things on Tods stuff are.. :)
I will remember to look out for scabbard ends.
Thank all of you for your replies and your feedback - I decided to take a rondell dagger now and already found a beautiful one :)
Keep us informed! :)