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Pentti Messer V4
Pentti Messer V4

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Type III Pentti Synthetic Nylon Messer Version 4

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V4 - Upgraded guard.

The Purpleheart Type III synthetic messer recreates the German long knife used during the 14th to 16th centuries. The same quality material as our classic Pentti sword series. This features a metal pommel for balance, and a steel guard with a nagle for extra strength and protection.

Historical examples were approximately 30 inches overall with a 24-inch blade, and weighed 2-2.5 lbs (.9-1.1 kg). Use of the messer is shown in several fencing manuals, including Lecküchner and the Codex Wallerstein. The Type III messer waster balance tends more towards the tip, as befits the heavy cutting blade of actual messer examples. Think of it as a German-sized Bowie knife, and you will not be too wrong.

During the German Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (14th to 16th centuries), the Messer was a term for the class of single-edged bladed weapons, deriving from the medieval falchion and preceding the modern sabre.

The Messer was part of the curriculum of several fencing manuals in the 14th and 15th centuries, including Lecküchner, Codex Wallerstein and Albrecht Dürer.

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  • Made of engineered synthetic plastic.
  • Steel nagel for left or right hand.
  • Indestructible rubber grip that has a good feel in the hand if using it as single or double handed.

Version 3
  • Updated the pommel and grip.
  • The blade is wider, but with a fuller.
  • Historical weight and balance.

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5 of 5 Messer Review October 13, 2023
Reviewer: Micah Mansur from Sugar Hill, GA United States  
This is an excellent messer. The handle wrap, pommel, and overall construction is solid. It handles full contact training well with low vibration.

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5 of 5 Beautiful Sword May 3, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Very well made, sturdy, and very nice to look at.

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5 of 5 Good practice messer December 30, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Bought this recently and found it to be a very good practice item. The club I’m in generally uses the synthetic dussack for messer work, which tends to bind with my gloves, so this is a much better facsimile of using an actual steel messer. The synthetic material does provide a pretty good balance comparable to some steel messers I’ve used. Overall I’m happy with this item. Shipping was smooth and relatively quick, and I didn’t experience any of the warping of materials others have reported.

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5 of 5 Easily everyone's favourite trainer November 15, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Canada  
Great trainer in general, and messer trainer in particular.  We have a few different brands of synthetic trainer,
and everyone prefers this one when given a choice. Blade is nice and stiff; the guard (which seems be aluminum) is nice and solid. Very light in the hand and can be used with light protective equipment; grip is long enough, and blade is short enough, that it can double as an indoor longsword trainer. Shipped quickly. Weight, size, and handling are very close to a sharp Landsknecht Emporium Gottfried.

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5 of 5 October 13, 2022
Reviewer: Joel Oglesby from Galloway, NJ United States  

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