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Pentti Messer V4
Pentti Messer V4

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Type III Pentti Synthetic Nylon Messer Version 4

V4 - Upgraded guard. (pics coming)

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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Love this February 10, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Kay from Grantham, NH United States  
Picked this up at the Purpleheart IGX booth, just love it. Moves well, handle is long enough to do grapples and disarms, and the point of balance is right on. The nagle is nice and wide so that it is less dangerous on the ground (happens in grappling)

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A fantastic trainer November 29, 2018
Reviewer: Tyland Steiner from Moraine, OH United States  
This is easily one of the best synthetic Messers I have trained with. The balance was on point and there was very little bend to the blade when it arrived which was a problem some of my other synthetics. The biggest selling point for me was the overall aesthetics of the trainer itself. The metal used in the cross guard and pommel was shined to a mirror like finish and the custom purple cord wrap was very bright and clean which is something I can really appreciate. I only wish that their other synthetics had the option to do a custom wrap because purple has kind of become my color.

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May 17, 2018
Reviewer: Nicholas Rice from Seattle, WA United States  

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Great sword January 2, 2018
Reviewer: Eric Jordan from Victoria, BC Canada  
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for getting it out in time for Christmas!

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Purpleheart Pentti Messer V3 June 8, 2016
Reviewer: Neilson Howard from Susanville, CA United States  
I haven't had a chance to do extensive practicing with my messer yet, but so far I have found it a great weapon all around. The blade itself is very detailed for a synthetic. I have found it easy to get used to, fun to work with, and more than strong enough to take blows from heavier synthetics, like the longsword, without and issue. I will admit I was skeptical at first about the size of the handle compared to the blade, the handle seems more suited for a larger blade to me; however, after sparring with it I have found the longer handle fits this weapon beautifully. The longer handle provides possibilities with the nail, or nagle, in the bind that have proved to be a major advantage. All in all I think that this is a great product by Purpleheart.

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