GROSSE MESSER SWORD 88GMS COLD STEEL
The German Grosse Messer ("big knife") is one of the largest of the blades that fall under the classification of "Messer". It can be wielded in one or both hands and is capable of astonishing cutting feats. Cold Steel's modern version of this historical classic features a hand-forged blade of 1060 carbon steel that's so sharp "we've used it to split a telephone book in half, with a single blow"!
The Cold Steel Grosse Messer features a 32 inch hand forged blade of sharpened 1060 high carbon steel. The guard and heavy pommel are made from blued steel and feature rosewood handle scales strongly riveted to the sword’s full tang. The Messer measures 42 1/2 inches overall.
For convenience and safety, the Grosse Messer comes with a sturdy, handsome scabbard crafted from hard wood and covered in black leather. The scabbard is reinforced with a steel chape and throat that has been blued to match the guard and pommel. Read more on Functional Series Swords
• Overall Length: 42 1/4" • Blade Length: 32" • Blade Widths: 44.3 mm - 49 mm • Hilt Length: " • Grip Length: 10'' • Guard Width: " • Blade Edge: Sharp • Blade: 1060 High Carbon Steel • Blade Thickness: 6 mm - 3.1 mm • Point of Balance: 5 1/4" below guard • Grip: Rosewood handle scales • Pommel: Threaded • Weight: 3 lb 8 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece
Known throughout Germany as the Big Knife, the Grosse Messer hails from central and northern Europe where, in far off days of old, noblemen and peasants alike relied on it to protect hearth and home from the ravages of brigands, cut throats, outlaws and other assorted characters of ill repute.
Due to its stout, wide blade and generously sized handle, it could be wielded in one or both hands and was capable of shearing through chain mail or cutting a man in half with a single strike.
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COLD STEEL - Cold Steel Inc was founded in 1980 - Over the years, Cold Steel has proved their products strength, sharpness, durability and reliability by subjecting them to extreme and abusive tests and by performing world renowned cutting feats both in video presentations and at live demonstrations at shows and events.