Proline Xtreme Lightweight Langes Messer
During the German Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (14th to 16th centuries), the Messer was a term for the class of single-edged bladed weapons, deriving from the medieval falchion and preceding the modern sabre. Although there is no strict classification governing messer styles, in this case Langes Messer refers to the fact that this weapon has a longer grip and can be used with 2 hands. The Messer was part of the curriculum of several fencing manuals in the 14th and 15th centuries, including Lecküchner, Codex Wallerstein and Albrecht Dürer. The interchangeable guard features a nagel and can be easily changed for right or left handed people. With addition of a Scent Stopper Pommel, this item can be converted into a Single Hand Messer. The addition of a Basket Hilt and Pommel creates a Cutlass and adding a Single Hand Guard and Wheel Pommel creates a Falchion.
The Lightweight Messer Blade has been developed in response to feedback from the global HEMA community. It is noticeably lighter than the standard Messer blade and is constructed from a slightly softer blend of plastic which has a little more give on impact and makes for a softer thrust. This allows for safer sparring than with the previous heavier and harder blades.
|Manufacturer||Red Dragon Armouries|
Blade Length - 76cm