Messer is fun. Messer with sharp sims is even more fun! The notches along the blade engage when paired with another sharp sim sword, and re-create the feeling of binding with sharp blades with a high level of accuracy. Many students at South Coast Swords pick these immediately when it's time for messer class.
1 lb, 13.5 oz
4 inch point of balance from center of cross
27 1/4 inch blade length
7 inch cross width
2 inch to 1 inch blade width taper
1/2 inch blade thickness
8 1/2 inch grip-able handle
36 3/4 inches overall length
Blackfencer Falkner 1459 Messer (Left Handed)
In Blackfencer's Falkner-style messer, the straight false edge and clipped long edge tip come together in a fun and distinctive blade shape. The sword maintains the balance and feeling of standard messers, making the selection of this weapon one of personal preference. This messer is designed specifically for left-handed fighters.
1 lb 15.3 oz
4 inches from cross point of balance
7 1/4 inch cross width
8 1/4 inch grip-able handle
27 3/4 inch blade length
2 1/4 inches blade to 1/2 inches (cross to tip)
37 1/2 inch over all length
approx 1/2 inch thickness
1 1/2 inch ring (nagel) height
Arms & Armor
Based on original: 14th C, Kölnisches Stadtmuseum.
Overall length: 17.25"
Blade length: 12.3"
Blade width 1"
Grip length: 3.5"
Guard width: 3"
Weight .9 lbs
A dark hardwood grip accents the deadly steel of this stout knife. A piece that would have been contemporary with rondel daggers, this messer would have been the equal to any in knightly hand to hand combat. Strong enough to use as a lever against an armored opponent it could also slice with deadly intent when meeting a softer target than armor.
A solid steel butt and stout guard offer a feeling of power when held in the hand in either grip. This dagger would work well for such combat systems as Liechtenauer or Fiore.