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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 March 28, 2021
Reviewer: Salvador Hernandez from Eureka, CA United States  

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5 of 5 January 30, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from APO, AP United States  
Its an excellent trainer for an excellent price. Perfect balance of stiffness and flex when both are needed. Worth every penny.

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5 of 5 Super fun tool December 30, 2020
Reviewer: Amber Damare from Covington , LA United States  
These are wonderful sturdy plastic and handles are well wrapped the fact that they also come in so many different colors is great as well.

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5 of 5 Good Product from Good People May 2, 2020
Reviewer: Adrian from HOUSTON, TX United States  
Exactly what I needed to study some Leckuchner. If I close my eyes it feels almost identical to a steel trainer. I had the opportunity to pick up the ensifer and VB messer examples and this seemed to feel similar enough. One thing I like is the wisp of cutting wind you hear when you swing it. Surprisingly agile and looks nice. I have yet to use it in sparring but plan to.

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5 of 5 Excellent, though unexpected June 26, 2019
Reviewer: Erwin from Maryland  
Well made and sturdy, works great and has great balance. It was smaller than I had hoped, but that was my bad as I both expected a kriegsmesser (or at least long sword length) and did not check the full size. Still, very well done and arrived fast as well!

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