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Man-at-arms German messer

That's not a knife ... (say it with me:) ... THIS IS A KNIFE! And 'messer' is German for knife, so we've come full circle. With a Germanic flair for understatement, this is a sword. (There's still some argument about how sword-sized messers came to be - something about swords being banned for non-nobles and non-nobles saying "righto, we'll just make our knifes really big!", but this is kind of apocryphal).

From the historically inspired Man-at-arms series, this modern interpretation of a 16th German messer is forged from 1090 high carbon steel. Light and fast for its size, it handles like a giant Bowie knife ('that's not a knife' ... etc.) The clip-point style blade is fully sharpened on the primary edge with an unsharpened false edge terminating in a sturdy upswept point. The cross-guard, knuckle bow and pronounced shell-shaped 'nagel' are blued to match the blade and enhance the rich brown of the rosewood handle scales. Comes complete with a black leather scabbard with blued fittings.

length: 28"
blade: 22"
grip: 6"
weight: 2 lb 8 oz

Price: $250

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