The medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. To honor these rugged, salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman’s weapons called the Man at Arms Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the gleaming blades and polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel’s high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance. The fully sharpened and blued blades have a distinctive gun metal finish that complements the handles. And when well-oiled, they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel’s finest blades, but at a markedly reduced price. If you always wanted a Cold Steel piece but couldn’t afford one, this collection is made for you.
Designed by Luke LaFontaine and Dave Baker, Cold Steel’s new one-handed Messer is a sword that just has to be held to be appreciated! This modern interpretation of the historical German Langes Messer (or Long Knife) is beautifully balanced and a joy to use.
Thinner and lighter than many of Cold Steel’s current offerings, it handles almost like a giant Bowie knife! Its clip-point style blade is fully sharpened on the primary edge, with an un-sharpened “false edge” terminating in a sturdy upswept point.
The Messer’s stylish and functional cross-guard, knuckle bow and pronounced shell-shaped Nagel are also blued to match the blade and enhance the rich brown of the rosewood handle scales.
Complete with a black leather scabbard with blued fittings, this beautiful new addition to Cold Steel’s Man at Arms series has already become a firm favorite with Cold Steel’s crew and will be a popular addition to your collection!
– Material: 1090 high carbon steel blade, rosewood handle
– Overall length: approx. 71.1 cm
– Handle length: approx. 15.2 cm
– Blade length: approx. 55.9 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Weight: approx. 876 g
– Including leather scabbard with blued steel fittings