Breughel Messer 2-short sword with or without Eating set

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 adds £200)


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

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