Messer / Bastard Sword / Katana Hybrid Straight Blade European Folded Steel Blade Longsword
Lovingly dubbed the "Falmessertana" this unique Messer sword is a fully functional, yet affordable back yard cutter. Borrowing from several popular designs, this sword combines the cutting ability of the katana with the superior balance of a European bastard sword. The desire when producing this sword was to have an affordable, durable blade capable of performing not just as a chopper, but to perform technical cuts as well. Form follows function in this design, with a very sharp edge, as well as a false edge running 9" along the back of the blade. The combination of a distal taper and a half fuller bring the balance very close to the hand and makes this sword feel light and agile. Many long sword techniques (as well as true messer techniques) use the guard as a vital part of the arsenal. The one piece guard draws from the Messer style ring guard. It is simple, yet highly functional providing optimal protection for the hand.
Many people come to the sword hobby wanting to have a "real sword" and having to compromise between what they want, and what they can afford. You don't have to compromise between balance, weight, material quality, cutting ability and durability. We stepped away from tradition to bring you the best sub 400 dollar cutter on the market. Sword comes standard with a medium cutting geometry. The blade and handle length can be customized by request. This edge is a good compromise between sharpness and durability allowing the user to perform draw/push cuts with ease but resisting rolling on medium/hard targets. You asked the question, here is your answer. Now go cut something!
Messer / Bastard Sword / Katana Hybrid Straight Blade European Folded Steel Blade Longsword Features:
- Hand Sharpened, Full Tang, Battle Ready Sword
- Unique Sword Design with European and Japanese Influences
- Hand Forged Folded 1060 Steel Blade (Folded 12-13 times)
- Maru Blade Structure with Shobu Zukuri Edge
- Traditional 13 Stage Hand Polished Finish
- Includes Free Synthetic Leather Sheath
- Hardwood Handle with Wax Cord Wrap
- High Quality Iron and Copper Fittings
- Great for Backyard Cutting and Tatami Mats
- Craft Time: 2-3 Weeks
Blade Length: 32.5"
Handle Length: 9.85"
Overall Length: 42.5"
Point of Balance: 4" from handguard
Weight (Without Sheath): 2.6 lbs
Blade Hardness (HRC): 54