MAA GROSSE MESSER SWORD 88GMSM COLD STEEL
Though rough and rustic in appearance, the surviving German fighting manuscripts document a complex art of fencing that surrounded the Messer. Those who lived and died by these blades clearly took it as seriously as any martial artist; They practiced the coordinated footwork, attacks, counters, disarms and grappling necessary to win the day on the battlefield, or in the rough city streets.
This Cold Steel Messer is from their Man-At-Arms collection. It is a practical cutting blade with no frills. The sharp 1055 High carbon steel blade is blued for a dark, protective finish and the hilt of steel is blued to match. This Grosse Messer measure 42 1/4 inches overall with a 32 inch blade. Two dark wooden slabs are strongly riveted to the thick tang for a secure and comfortable grip. The pommel and tang are screwed into place with a pommel nut. Comes with a black leather scabbard with a blackened metal chape and throat. Read more on Functional Series Swords
• Overall Length: 42 1/4" • Blade Length: 32" • Blade Widths: 44.2 mm - 47.4 mm • Hilt Length: 10 1/4" • Grip Length: 9'' • Guard Width: " • Blade Edge: Sharp • Blade: 1055 High Carbon Steel • Blade Thickness: 6 mm - 3.1 mm • Point of Balance: 3 1/2" below guard • Grip: Hard wood handle scales • Pommel: Threaded Nut • Weight: 4 lb 1.5 oz
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The Man at Arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was a capable and competent warrior who was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms.
To honor these rugged, reliable, salt-of-the-earth warriors Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman’s weapons that they have titled the Man at Arms Collection (MAA).
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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.