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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jun, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: For Sale: Cold Steel Grosse Messer [SOLD]         Reply with quote

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I have for sale a Cold Steel Grosse Messer.



The pitch from Cold Steel:
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. Our version of this elegantly simple yet remarkably effective weapon sports a hand forged blade of 1050 high carbon steel that’s so sharp we have used it to split a telephone book in half, with a single blow! The guard and heavy pommel are made from blued steel and feature rosewood handle scales riveted to the sword’s full tang. For convenience and safety, the Grosse Messer comes with a strong, handsome scabbard crafted from wood and covered in black leather. It is reinforced with a steel chape and throat that has been blued to match the guard and pommel.



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My impression of this sword are varied. Overall, I don't think it's worth the $300 pricetag Cold Steel places on it. You can read my detailed thoughts about this piece in my hands-on review published on this site.

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

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

Like-new condition. I had intended to use this as a bare blade, removing material from the spine and creating a swell at the tip. I then wanted to add more distal taper and re-hilt the piece into a configuration more closely resembling some historic pieces. Rather than going this route, I'm getting a custom messer created, so I don't need this piece any longer.

Asking Price: $190 US, or best offer. Includes shipping to CONUS

I'm not really looking for trades. PayPal preferred. Email (nathan@myArmoury.com) or Private Message me.

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This listing is marked SOLD and is no longer available


New asking price: $190 US shipped CONUS

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This piece is still available.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jun, 2004 3:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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And now it's sold.

Thanks to those who've messaged me.

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