Messers from Kvetun Armoury


Messer

Messer


Messer becomes a popular weapon in the middle of the XV century. From the mass culture of the German cities, it transitions into fencing treatises, bringing a new concept of parrying - using the 'nagel' (germ. nail) or sidering that covers the fingers from the outside to gain control in the binding. In many ways, this contributed to the development of techniques and popularity of one-handed weapons without additional accessories. The length of the classic Messer is about 100 cm, the handle and the guard, unlike the sword, are riveted to the blade.

Sources on the use of such blades

  • Hans Talhoffer Fechtbuch (~1455)
  • Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens by Joachim Meyer (1470)
  • Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey by Andre Paurñfeyndt (1516
  • Oplodidaskalia sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri (1512)
  • Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens by Joachim Meyer (1470)
  • New Kůnstliches Fechtbuch by Jakob Sutor von Baden (1612)

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