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Advice: steel messers

Postby Hindmost » 28 Apr 2013 15:02

Does anyone have an opinion on these 'Talhoffer messers' (MH-W1102)
http://www.tienda-medieval.com/en/histo ... offer.html
They seem relatively inexpensive.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Advice: steel messers

Postby admin » 28 Apr 2013 15:10

They seem very heavy for the size, but for that price they seem interesting.
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

I like swords more than you.
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Re: Advice: steel messers

Postby Mark T » 30 Apr 2013 10:08

Looks like they're also being sold by The Time Seller and Outfit4Events, who also have them nearly 10% cheaper: http://www.outfit4events.com/eur/produc ... ak-pins%2F
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Re: Advice: steel messers

Postby Joeli » 30 Apr 2013 10:45

I handled something that looked very similar in Nidingbane's shop last swordfish. Very cleaver-like, and with a stiff acute point. One could try sharpening it and use for cutting practice.
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Re: Advice: steel messers

Postby Hindmost » 30 Apr 2013 17:29

One of the guys over at the AEEA forum mentioned in an old review that they were quite heavy, they handled ok for solo drills or paired exercises but were too dangerous for unhinged freeplay. I'm still wondering if they might still be worth it, considering the price. If I ever do get around getting a couple I'll review them here.
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Re: Advice: steel messers

Postby Hindmost » 03 May 2013 13:14

A colleague of mine got in touch with a shop that has them in our area and was reliably informed that these MH-W1102 are made from low quality steel and are also semi-sharp. We no longer think they're really a viable option for our needs.
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Re: Advice: steel messers

Postby Joeli » 03 May 2013 14:21

Ok. Well, let me tell you of this man called Repeti...
http://regenyei.sg18.net/imagesB/Messer_M.html

Regenyei Peter wrote:Length of the blade: 60 cm
Length of the grip: 16 cm
Crossbar: 14 cm
Weight: 950 g
Point of balance: 7,5 cm far from the crossbar
Nagel: 4,5 cm


It starts to get a bit repetitive, search for a sword, and someone posts a link to Peter Regenyei.
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