Messer Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel -26" - Grosse Messer

Messer Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel -26" - Grosse Messer

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Messer Description

The messer sword is a single edged blade with a long handle. The term messer means “knife” in German so the sword is styled as a long knife. The hilt, handle, and blade all consist of knife-like construction. The blade is very wide and functions like a large machete. Traditionally, the guard was straight with a nail jutting out to the right to protect a wielders hand. More sophisticated messer blades had a partial basket to protect the wielders hands. Pommels were There are two types of messer swords. The first is a one handed sword ranging from 30”-36” used by peasants for self-defense and the second is a longer, two-handed curved sword, ranging from 36”-44” used by professional warriors. This blade was most popular in the 14th-16th centuries.

Blade Material

The scimitar sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel.  Pattern welded Damascus steel scimitar is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel.  There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers.  The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC.  High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel.  The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords.  The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions.  This makes the perfect steel for swords.  The handle is stag horn with Damascus steel bolsters.  It comes with a leather sheath.  

Sword Description

Handle Material: Stag Horn

Overall Length: 26"

Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC

Number of layers:  352

Sheath: Leather sheath

Blade Material: Damascus steel

          6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40

          5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095

          1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers

          2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers

          3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers

          4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers

          5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers

Messer Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel -26" - Grosse Messer


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Customer Reviews

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Jeremiah Lloyd
Gorgeous blade

Blade looks gorgeous. Only hope it's a functioning blade.

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