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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 August 30, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kelowna, BC Canada  
High quality, well balanced and shipping was fast.

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5 of 5 Great product. May 12, 2022
Reviewer: Anthony Christianson from Greeneville, TN United States  
Product arrived fast. Feels good in the hand as far as balance. The blade is a little short in my opinion and the handle is a touch to long. Good trainer for slow sparring or drill work. Would not recommend full speed sparring as the blade has little to no flex and can be unsafe for your sparring partner.

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5 of 5 Awesome Knife April 22, 2022
Reviewer: Erik from USA  
I don't train in any systems that use the Messer specifically. I've done Kali, some German longsword, and used some Chinese weapons. I have to say that the balance is excellent. People I train with agree that this is a great training weapon. As someone who practices Filipino martial arts, this weapon translates very well to stick techniques, more so than the longsword. Also, the weapon looks cool and is durable, as expected with Pentti weapons from Purpleheart.

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4 of 5 Good, but as the kriegsmesser is the same price.. February 15, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hampton, VA United States  
...feel like I should have gotten that instead.  Overall no complaints.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Perfect gift December 31, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from IDAHO SPRINGS, CO United States  
My nephew absolutely loved his gift. It's very sturdy and he says it holds up well in training

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