Our Messer Blade features a hand ground single edged taper that is 1.25″ wide at the forte and .5″ at the tip. This blade is a faithful representation of the German Grosse Messers or “great knives” of the 14th through 16th centuries. Historically these blades were usually between 20″ and 28″ long. Our Messer Blade is longer than most extant pieces in an effort to maintain a realistic blade weight and width but still have a reasonable flex. Our Blades are made from high quality 5160 spring steel bar stock tempered to the optimal point where maximum toughness & durability meets hardness, 50 Rockwell C. This blade has a polished finish and the flex is centered just below the tip third of the blade. Great for SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA combat.
This blade is offered in a blade length of 30″ measured from the tang shoulder to the tip and is offered with 2 tang lengths; 5.5″ and 8.5″ total tang length. “Grosse” or “Lang” (one handed or two handed).
Finally, we offer two tip types: Normal Tip (NT) (+$0.00), the standard rounded tip that accepts a rubber blunt and Spatulated Tip (ST) (+$10.00), a swelled and rounded tip that offers tip width of no less than 5mm.
Other specifics include:
- 3mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
- 1/4″ thick x 5/8″ wide tang with .90″ shoulder step.
- Polished finish.
- Rubber tip sold separately.