One of Landsknecht Emporium’s most popular Langes Messer, the Günther is a type M3D Messer with a wide blade ideal for powerful chops and cuts. The sharp and well-tempered blade is ground freehand from a blank of 6150/51crv4 steel. It’s a rather robust weapon, with the most blade presence of our current Messers. It’s a perfect choice for fencers, who like to face in the bind.
The hilt components are also ground freehand from mild steel. Landsknecht Emporium is letting some hand-work variance happen in the hilt accessories to not only keep the price manageable, but to also give the sword a more authentic handcrafted appearance at the same time. The Nagel is a separate piece peened on the other side of the quillon block, as it should be. The quillons are slid downwards from the tip with the blade protruding in the bottom. The handmade grip slabs of Beechwood are affixed by a set of solid brass rivets which create a robust hilt assembly with the grip and the thick blade tang. The Nagel is a separate piece peened on the other side of the quillon block, as it should be. The quillons are slid downwards from the tip with the blade protruding in the bottom – a feature seen on depictions of period originals.
The sword is paired with a wooden core scabbard which is bound in oxblood hue leather; it is completed with a two-point suspension system featuring a knotted leather belt with bronze fittings, brass rings and an adjustable belt buckle.
Landsknecht Emporium products aim to have the aesthetics of historical pieces, not the finish of mass-produced items. Each product bears the signs of its making; small tool marks and imperfections, which do not affect the build quality or usability but give each of our pieces its unique character.