Circa 1500 Messer

The name of course means ‘knife’ in German,  and it gets this designation because of the way it is constructed, but it is in fact common form of short sword that was popular from the late 15th through the 16thC.

This example is a composite of a few pieces and features a broad blade with a clipped and sharpened false edge.


Grip length – 12cm
Blade length – 66cm
Overall length – 81cm
COP (from guard) – 480mm
COG (from guard) – 130mm

Collections: Swords

Category: 15thC, 16thC, German

Type: Sword

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