Known throughout Germany as the ‘Big Knife’, the Grosse Messer (also spelled Grosses Messer or Grossmesser) 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, cutthroats, 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.
Cold Steel’s version of this elegantly simple, yet remarkably effective weapon sports a hand-forged 1055 high carbon steel blade which is so sharp that you can split a telephone book in half with just one single blow.
The guard and heavy pommel are made from blued steel and feature rosewood handle scales riveted to the sword’s full tang.
– Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel
– Overall length: approx. 107.3 cm
– Handle length: approx. 26 cm
– Blade length: approx. 81.3 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5.1 mm
– Weight: approx. 1814 g
– Including leather scabbard with blued steel fittings