The grosse messer was a German blade designed to take the place of the sword as a side-arm. They were used by both nobles and commoners alike, although This Messer Sword with Scabbard certainly has the look of a weapon fit for noble hands. This hardy weapon is more of a greatly oversized knife than a sword, featuring a wickedly curved blade reminiscent of modern bowie designs. The blade is forged entirely from dual hardened 5160 high carbon steel. Its single edge and curved design make it a brutally efficient cutter, while the sharpened false edge on the clipped point adds a second dimension to its cutting and stabbing abilities. The guard is modeled after the traditional form of most messer blades, featuring straight quillons with a single, clamshell side-guard that protects the wielders hand. The sword has a full length tang that is peened to the decorative pommel, while the hilt consists of two beautiful wood segments that are pinned and secured to the tang. Included with the short sword is a matching scabbard, constructed from wood and wrapped in leather, which keeps the knife safe and secure when not in use. A sword belt is not included, so you are free to carry the scabbard and sword however best suits you. The Messer Sword with Scabbard has more than earned its translated name of great knife, as this is one brutal blade that is made for unmatched cutting. With its battle-ready make and wide blade, you can bet that it excels at just that.
Please be aware that this sword is hand forged, and as such, its finish and its overall measurements can vary slightly from what is shown here. Also, be aware that this sword is made to be practical, tough, and hardy, and its finish, being hammered and hand forged, can sometimes feature marks from the forging process.
- Inspired by the design of the German grosse messer sword
- A fully functional and extremely hardy sword
- Steel is dual hardened to a Rockwell of 53
- Full-length, peened tang provides immense durability
- Includes a leather-wrapped wood scabbard
- Blade is hand forged from 5160 high carbon steel
- Handle is made of high quality wood
- Wood scabbard is wrapped in leather
- Total Length: 29.5 Inches
- Blade Length: 21 Inches
- Blade Width (at base): 2.52 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 9 oz.