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16thC Brueghel Messer with by knife TC92A

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In many of Brueghel's paintings you see fairly low status men carrying short messers (bauernwehr), often with a side ring and a knuckle bow and this is of that form.  Featuring a stout blade of appleseed grind with a distinct distal taper. This form of short sword was popular throughout the 16thC.

Those that carried them were often fairly crude looking and the knives are shown slung from a belt or baldric through the slit the back of the sheath. Clearly they are working items and not just for show and the owners give the impression they were used as tools as much as weapons.

This new addition to the Tod Cutler Messer range comes with a choice of SHARPENED Tod Cutler eating/by knives the TCP9 or TCP28 - see specifications below, and a specially adapted vegtan scabbard. You can choose to have the Messer sharpened at extra cost. 

TC92 - Messer (right handed)

Grip length - 9.5cm/3.75"

Blade length 36cm/14"

Overall length - 49cm/19"

Edge sharpness of the Messer

Semi-Sharp is 'butter knife sharp'; it has a very fine flat on the edge

Sharp has been ground to give a reasonable cutting edge, but final honing, if required, is by the customer.

Please note: The colours may vary in tone from the photos here.  Each skin of leather is different and reacts differently to the dye so they may be darker or lighter in tone

TCP9 - eating/by knife 

13th-15thC Low Status Eating Knife, Medieval Eating Knife comes with veg tan leather sheath

A simple scale tang knife with a wooden handle and no bolsters.  This knife is well suited to lower class people and peasants over a wide period of time.

Wooden handle, brass rivets and carbon steel blade.

Overall length - 23cm/9”
Grip Length - 10cm/4”
Blade length - 12cm/5”

TCP28 - eating/by knife 

This historical eating knife was a common form in the second half of the 16thC and all the way through the 17thC and so is perfect for Tudor and Stewart era reenactment and living history.

The method of construction changed from a 'scale tang' to a 'whittle tang' and helps to create this distinctive shape.

Overall length 21cm/8.25"

Blade length 10cm/4"

Grip length 10cm/4"

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