Breughel Messer 2

In many of Breughels’ paintings you see fairly low status men carrying short messers often with a side ring and a knuckle bow.

They are a fairly crude form of short sword and are often worn 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: Swords

Category: 16thC, Baldric, breughel, dutch, eating set, messer, peasant

Type: Sword

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