B. Cross wrote:Sorry for goind metric on you - messers have between 60 to 70 cm oflength, although I've seen some in museums with even a 55 cm blade.
B. Cross wrote:I meant an average size for one-handed ones, sorry for not making it clear. And while they havemlong handles, using the second hand on the handle does not help much IMO. You lose an effective grappling tool for not much of a leverage power - not if it one of the short ones.
B. Cross wrote:As a matter of balancing them? If a messer is done just from a peace of still, maybe if you make a longer handle you can make at least the static balance good, like with a pommel - to slightly improve the balance.
B. Cross wrote:Sorry for goind metric on you - messers have between 60 to 70 cm oflength, although I've seen some in museums with even a 55 cm blade. And they go iver the scale with this one, because as a more civilian weapon, their is not set standart. I've seen messers obviously made from just a piecemof steel that probably belonged to something else. The width also varies quite much, so the blade oresence is different i. Every messer. I don't think The art of the manuscripts always show the right size of the weapjn, especially Codex Wallerstein.
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