Breughel Messer 1 -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)

Specification

Grip length – 11cm
Blade length – 55cm
Overall length – 69cm


Collections: Swords

Category: 16th, Baldric, breughel, dutch, messer, peasant

Type: Sword




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