Swiss Kriegsmesser Sword de Luxe
Replica of a weapon from the beginning of the 16th century from the time of the Swiss Wars. It was replicated with gracious permission after an original sword from a private collection. Data to this sword can also be found in the Zornhau archive. www.zornhau.de The Krigsmesser comes with no sheath. More information...
Swiss Kriegsmesser Sword de Luxe
- Total length approx. 1165mm
- Blade length approx. 888mm
- Handle length approx. 265mm
- The handle is made of hardwood. The kind, color and grain of the natural wood may vary depending on the available material. The sword smith takes e.g. ovangkol, mahogany, beech or oak wood.
- The handle is approx. 264mm long
- Length of the guard approx. 272mm
- Height of the guard including guard ring approx. 71mm
- Internal dimensions of the guard ring 73 x 41mm; Material thickness approx. 4.2mm
- Dimensions of the metal fitting on the wooden handle approx. 32.13 x 19.42 x 52.05mm
- There are two fullers on the blade. The wider one is approx. 730mm long and approx. 16.3mm wide. The narrower one is approx. 746mm long and approx. 8.3mm wide.
- The handle is approx. 264mm long and has a cross section of approx. 56.5 x 37mm at its widest point
- Cross section of the handle at the guard approx. 26.25 x 28.17mm
- Cross section of the blade at the guard approx. 34.57 x 4.9mm
- Cross section of the blade 10cm off the blade point approx. 29.9 x 3.05mm
- Cross section of the blade approx. 26cm off the blade point approx. 34.08 x 3.84mm (the widest place, here begins the extended blade tip)
- Hewing blade with one-sided grind
- The striking edge is at the guard approx. 2.0mm thick and approx. 1.1mm thick 10cm off the blade point
- The point of balance (POB) is approx. 8.5cm off the cross-guard
- Weight approx. 1410 g
Due to the individual manual production, the specifications vary slightly from sword to sword. Made in Czechia.
This is one of the best bladed weapons in the Sword class B
This weapon is made by of one of the best swordsmiths in Czechia - Mr. Pavel Moc. His bladed weapons are generally an "artistic license" of historical originals. They are the result of decades-long-experience and discussions with historians, swordsmen and colleagues in the industry. If the replica does not directly correspond to the preserved original, it is based on contemporary iconography, illuminations and its final form is a "well informed stylization".
The blade is made of spring steel for dynamic strain CSN 14260 (DIN 54SiCr6, GOST 60S2CHA) or CSN 15260 (50CrV4 DIN 1.8159). The steel is heated to 820-860° C and then immersed into oil. The steel is then tempered at 540-680° C according to the prescribed technical standards in computer-controlled-ovens. The first kind of steel has a slightly higher elasticity, the second one can be slightly more hardened. Both types of steel are oil-quenched and tempered to a hardness of 48.5 +/- 2 HRc.
This weapon is designed for experienced fencers who prefer light swords with flexible blades and who use rather their head than force in sword combats. The anti-break-warranty for the blade refers only to material defects. The warranty does not cover natural wear of the blade and the grip. The guard is riveted (not soldered) to the blade. It may happen that the rivet connection gets loosened after some time and the sword begins to rattle during combat. This is a sign of wear that does not affect the function of the sword, does not diminish its quality or worsen the safety of the swordsman.