Overall weight: 1055 grams; original now c.820g due to corrosion loss
Blade length: 920mm; original now 910mm
Hilt length: 198mm
Point of balance: 148mm from cross
This is an exact re-creation of a late 15th century “langes messer” of German origin, from the Robert Lyons Scott Collection, in the care of Glasgow Museums. The hand-ground blade of EN45 carbon steel and steel hilt components were made following the measurement and tracing of the original. The original blade is now some 10mm shorter, but shows the clear markings of a scarf-welded repair close to the point of percussion. The reconstruction has restored the messer to its original dimensions.