Interesting detail on a langes messer hilt

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Interesting detail on a langes messer hilt

Postby Roland Warzecha » 03 Mar 2013 14:32

Take a look at it in this gallery.
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Re: Interesting detail on a langes messer hilt

Postby Roland Warzecha » 04 Mar 2013 16:32

Here is a replica of the Lübeck messer by Steffan Roth.
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Re: Interesting detail on a langes messer hilt

Postby Thearos » 04 Mar 2013 22:49

Is this the first time you've noticed this kind of "tricky" guard with its offset, blade-catching bar ?

(the CoB on the original artifact: does this have much meaning, since the blade is broken off at the point ?)
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Re: Interesting detail on a langes messer hilt

Postby Roland Warzecha » 05 Mar 2013 16:20

I have not seen that many original messers, but yes, it is the first time I noticed. It is, however a feature well known from other bladed weapons.

The CoB is of course not the same any more, however, we can say for sure that it was not any closer to the cross guard. That's something.

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Re: Interesting detail on a langes messer hilt

Postby Thearos » 09 Mar 2013 13:31

Good point (pun)
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