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Andrew Maxwell




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Messer recommendations?         Reply with quote

Hi all,

Per the title- any recommendations on a decent quality grosse messer? The only two I have been able to find are the behemoth from Cold Steel (which, based on the reviews I've seen, is not what I want) or the Soldat from Albion (which is absolutely beautiful, but more than I can justify spending at the moment).

Does anyone know of anything else available which is less pricey, but also well made (and not going to break my wrists)?
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Hugo Voisine





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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You should take a look at European makers like Lutel or Arma Bohemia (if their website can get back online someday)...

You could of course ask for a quote from Ollin Sword, but I suspect the price will be comparable or superior to the one of the Albion Soldat...

Are you looking for a messer or kriegmesser ?

Edit : hey, maybe you could also ask Leo Todeschini from Tods Stuff to make you a quote. He's the king of knives, so that should be right up his alley.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hugo Voisine wrote:
You should take a look at European makers like Lutel or Arma Bohemia (if their website can get back online someday)...


Arma Bohemia's website is up and running just fine: http://armabohemia.cz/Novestr/homeA.htm

Happy

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Norbert Keller




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi there!

I have 2 grossemessers (kriegsmesser), perhaps the form of them will help you choose.
The smaller one is around 3 pounds, the bigger is like 6-7 pounds. Both of them have great feeling to use, and everybody says: Whooaaa!!, when they see them. By the way both of them are correct and authentic, so I think, you will like these forms.
I think if you show the pictures to a blacksmith it can make you a customized sword. I would say, come to Hungary, we have some cheap and well-working blacksmithies, but probably it's far for you Happy



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Hugo Voisine





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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Arma Bohemia's website is up and running just fine: http://armabohemia.cz/Novestr/homeA.htm


Woups ! Must have been a temporary glitch. Seems like Arma Bohemia's website is often down when I try to access it. Eek!

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Andrew Maxwell




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jun, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys, Arma Bohemia do have a messer that looks like what I'm after (EP29). As a matter of interest, has anyone used this piece and/or know how it handles?

Norbert, thanks for the invitation, it is a bit far to travel to Hungary from New Zealand for a quick visit Wink
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