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Our first standardized blunt Kriegsmesser is primarily based on 'The martyrdom of St. Sebastian' by Master ES from 1467, while taking some elements from the late 15th century Wolfegg Hausbuch's Bergwerkspanorama page.
The goal was to capture the essence of the weapons while keeping them reasonably safe, so while the edges and the tip are thick with the weak of the blade is flexible. we still recommend using them with control though.
The slightly curved, completely hand-ground 940mm long blade starts at 8mm thickness with a pronounced nonlinear distal taper, echoing several surviving originals. The pair of fullers on each side aid in lowering the overall weight while allowing for robust edges.
The blade's shoulders slightly protrude beyond the wide cross and are fine over a staked slot to minimize the chance of loosening. The Nagel passes through both blade and cross and is peened on the other side as on the originals. The bomb is also hand-ground and the tang passing through it is hot fine. The exquisite is both Nagel and Pommel are sanded as smooth as possible.
The grip is made of wood and is affixed by hollow rivets and gluing to the heavily fullered, full-width tang. A fuller runs in the middle on both sides, extending into both pommel and cross.
The Kriegsmesser is available on a made-to-order basis, with a waiting time between 9 and 12 months.
Please be advised, slight variations and differences may occur in the products due to their hand-made nature and the organic materials used.
The products aim to have the aesthetics of historical pieces, not the finish of mass-produced items. Each product bears the signs of its making; small tool marks and imperfections, which do not affect the build quality or usability but give each of our pieces its unique character.
The weapon is a practice Kriegsmesser for sparring and technical drills, perfect for Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and reenactment.
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