The Gottfried by Landsknecht Emporium is a quick and agile weapon with capable blade presence in the bind. It is the lightest standard Messer on offer among the Landsknecht selection and one of the most popular choices among Messer fencers. The type M3C blade with an elegant clip point is hand ground from 6150 / 51 crv4 steel and is well tempered. Its blade edges are thick and blunt and ideal for HEMA training, sparring and drills.
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.
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.