Known throughout Germany as the Big Knife, the Grosse Messer 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, cut throats, 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.
·Hand forged 1055 carbon steel blade
·Full tang construction
·Riveted rosewood handle scales
·Blued steel guard and heavy pommel
·Blade Thickness: 7/32"
·Blade Width: 1-3/4"
·Black leather covered wood scabbard with blued steel fittings