Cold Steel Grosse Messer
Original: Central and Northern Europe 15-16th century

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This grosse messer (meaning "Big Knife") has a very sharp, heavy, wide blade with a single edge and a clipped point. The grip is fitted with rosewood scales covering its full tang. The guard and pommel are made of steel, blued to a grayish black color. A deep fuller extends halfway down the very sharp blade's length.

Has a wooden scabbard, covered in black leather and finished with blued steel fittings.

See our hands-on review for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 42"
Weight: 4.0 pounds
Width of guard: 10"
Blade: 31.75" long; 1.75" wide at base
Fuller: 17" long; .375" wide
Grip and pommel: 10"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5" from cross
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~21.5" from cross

Maker: Cold Steel of California.
Inspired by an original located in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Cat. No. M34).

This item has been retired from the collection.

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