Cold Steel® Man at Arms (MAA) Grosses Messer with scabbard
This is the Man at Arms (MAA) version of Cold Steel®'s original Grosse Messer (Product No. CST-88GMS).
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. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms. 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 black 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.
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 sharp, hand-forged 1055 high carbon steel blade. The guard and heavy pommel are made from blued steel and feature wooden handle scales riveted to the sword's full tang.
For convenience and safety, the Grosse Messer comes with a strong, handsome leather scabbard. It is reinforced with a steel chape and a steel throat that have been blued to match the guard and pommel.
1055 High Carbon Steel
The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it's often seen in large fixed blades and swords.
- Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel with gun metal finish
- Overall length: approx. 107.3 cm
- Handle length: approx. 26 cm
- Blade length: approx. 81.3 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 6.35 mm
- Weight: approx. 2053 g
- Including leather scabbard with blued steel fittings
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 88CWSM
Video about Cold Steel®'s original Grosse Messer (Product No. CST-88GMS):
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Shipping weight: 2.30 kg