The German Grosse Messer (“big knife”) is one of the largest of the blades that fall under the classification of “Messer”. It can be wielded in one or both hands and is capable of astonishing cutting feats. Cold Steel’s modern version of this historical classic features a hand-forged blade of 1060 carbon steel that’s so sharp we’ve used it to split a telephone book in half, with a single blow! The guard and pommel are made from blued steel and feature rosewood handle scales strongly riveted to the sword’s full tang. The Grosse Messer also comes with a handsome wood and leather scabbard, reinforced with a steel chape and throat that has been blued to match the guard and pommel.