The Messer (#1350)

Late 15th century – German.

The German Gross Messer has a reputation for being a huge and imposing battle-ready sword. This design (one of the 2010 Sword Buyer’s Guide Designer Contest Winners) is no exception. Gross Messers (German for “Great Knife”) look like scaled up versions of the classic “Bowie” style hunting knife, were commonly seen during the later parts of the 15th Century. Powerful chopping weapons, they were popular among both the rich and the poor, civilian and soldier. Like this version the higher-end models had intricate decorations on the guard and pommel. A dedicated chopper that still has a fine fit and finish, this battle-ready sword would be well suited for use or for hanging on the wall as part of a collection.

699.72 CAD898.66 CAD

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