Synthetic Langes Messer Sparring Sword-Silver Blade 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. Although there is no strict classification governing messer styles, in this case Langes Messer refers to the fact that this weapon has a longer grip and can be used with 2 hands. The Messer was part of the curriculum of several fencing manuals in the 14th and 15th centuries, including Leckchner, Codex Wallerstein and Albrecht Drer Our Proline Xtreme Messer is manufactured from the same special blend of high-impact polymer used in the construction of other swords within the Proline Xtreme range. The interchangeable guard features a nagel and can be easily changed for right or left handed people. This Sparring Langes Messer is comprised of the silver sparring messer blade,black messer guard, brown grip and long black pommel. Key Features: - Designed for Sparring and Drilling - Approved by Dave Rawlings and the Boars Tooth Fight School - Based on Real Historical Designs - Blade Length: 29 3/4"