Sunday, 26 March 2017

Another 1:1 Scale Project. This time a Lange Messer.

It's been a long time since I last tried my hand at any kind of smithing, but I've always wanted to have a go at making my own sword so I sourced some high tensile steel & got stuck in. There's still a way to go but here is a quick look at progress so far.

The hilt elements are all hand forged & the blade a mixture of forging & stock removal i.e grinding. There's still quite a bit of work to do & I'm not 100% happy with the proportions of the hilt but so far its been an interesting project. More on this soon.


  1. Wow, you never cease to amaze, HGA! I like the look so far. You've seen the Windlass Falchion I have - Messers seem to be designed for the same type of use.