Die Fledermaus (the bat) is a falchion or long single edged blade with a sword hilt.
Patterned after a messer from Paulus Kalís 15th century Fechtbuch (pp. 148-154) the distal
tapered blade of this falchion features a fully sharpened double clip point. The guard is
hand forged in a bat-wing motif of polished steel. The lightly fluted eight sided maple grip
is hand carved and burned in a floral pattern and darkened with a centuries old technique
using Aqua Fortis. Possessing excellent harmonics Die Fledermaus is a lively blade that
quivers in the hand.

Dimensions

Length
Blade:                               29 3/4in (76cm) 
Blade thickness:                3/16 in (5mm)   
Overall:                             37 in (94cm)     
Sheathed:                          38 in (97cm)      

Weight
Knife:                                   2lbs. (.9kg) 
Sheathed:                              3lbs. (1.4kg)

PoB:                     4 1/2in (11cm) forward  
CoP:                     19in   (48cm) forward   
Secondary node:   1in (2.5cm) from guard.



















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