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Langes Messer
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Baumspalter Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This is a great work. (I am german and this is one of my fav weapons)
In the middle ages only knights were allowed to own and to fight with a sword. So the langes Messer was the weapon of the "normal soldier". And because of "swords" were the weapons of the knights,
they named this weapon langes Messer (long knife).
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ArcaneMangoes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i really do love these langemessers. probably my favourite type of sword to be honest. the shape of the grip, the crossguard and the type of blade really are appealing. i hope to foge my own one day :D
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jay-ultica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
dam cool i like the dual false tips
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh yes, this is a design I don't recall seeing in a long time if ever. It looks fantastic.
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
What is the difference between a langes messer, kreig messer, and grosse messer?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a pretty unclear subject since messer just means knife, but usually langes messer and krieg messer are interchangeable for the larger hand-and-a-half or two-handed saber-knives. The grosse messer or often just messer is usually regarded as the smaller types, usually for one hand. If you are familiar with the Cold Steel Grosse Messer, that is a bit of a misnomer.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Shut up and take my money!
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LazarusStokeri Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Be still, my heart....
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Tilquin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
it looks like a nice weapon. Do you have also messers in the type used by Lecküchner or Talhoffer?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haven't really made any messers lately. Most of these older ones were made on custom order. Would like to add one for use with Durer or Talhoffer though in our current semi-production/semi-custom lineup.
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greyfalls Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Looks an awful lot like a falchion. A type of it, I suppose?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not quite. Messer is just knife in German, but the term messer nowadays applies specifically to large war knives that usually had the slab handles and a nagel for hand protection. There were lots of manuals written for messer dueling/combat. A falchion, on the other hand, was often more a footman's weapon. Similar shape but not really made or used the same.
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MrUurk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Can you tell me if there's a difference between the langes messer and the messer, or if those different words just refer to the same german self-defense medieval weapon?

(I thought maybe the langes messer was a double-hand sword, and not the "classic" messer)

Love those sword, by the way :)
Did you craft it yourself?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Langes translates to long, so langes messer and grosse messer are commonly used to describe the longer, larger messers, usually hand and a half or two handed. Messer could refer to either that particular type of weapon/tool or the one-handed smaller brethren.

Yep, made it for a custom order.
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