Deer Catcher

  • Swords And Knive
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Relating to a German (and surrounding regions) hand held weapon, The Deer Catcher was a form of Arming Sword, carried by Hunters. Popular around the 15th century AD, these hand forged blades ranged from 2 to 4-feet in length. Single edged, The Deer Catcher featured a distinctive bone or wood handle left rough and treated with heat and oils to create a brownish, white coloring. Some Deer Catchers featured a ''D''-Guard Grip Protector (but mostly, they were left open). Typically used after a Deer was fatally wounded to deliver the ''final blow'', these blades would go on to become a status symbol of wealthy German Lords.