In many of Breughel' paintings you see fairly low status men carrying short messers, often with a side rind 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 as weapons.
Grip length - 11cm/4.5"
Blade length 48cm/19"
Overall length - 61cm/24"
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