Our messer sword has an aluminum blade and a classic straight guard with a flared nagel. The hilt features a black wood scaled grip and a pinned gently curved steel end cap.
Messer is the German word for knife. The Kriegsmesser, or war knife, is a one or two-handed sword characterized by its single edged blade, pinned wood grip, and straight guard with a nagel (nail-like protrusion to protect the hand). They were most commonly found during the 14th to 16th centuries.
Blade is aircraft grade aluminum. Guard and end cap are both high carbon steel. Blade is full tang, pinned, and cannot be disassembled.
Blade: Length - 28.25" / Width: Forte - 1.25", Tip - 1.5" tapered to .25"
Guard: Length - 7" / Width - .75" to .125"
Grip: Length - 8" / Width - 1.125"
Total Length: 36.5"
Weight: 29.7 oz / 1.86 lbs