Breughel Messer 2-short sword

In many of Breughels’ paintings you see fairly low status men carrying short messers often with a side ring and a knuckle bow.  This form of short sword was popular throughout the 16thC.

They were often fairly crude and are shown slung from a baldric. Clearly they are working items and not just for show and the owners give the impression they were used as tools as much weapons.  (shown here with a custom eating set)

Eating set was a custom feature.


Grip length – 11cm
Blade length – 40cm
Overall length – 52cm

Collections: Medieval replica swords

Category: breughel, dagger, messer, Sword

Type: Sword

Related Items