German for war knife, this LARP Kriegsmesser Short Sword recreates a historic battle dagger that was a favorite weapon of soldiers and mercenaries throughout the German Late Middle Ages from about the 14th century to the 16th century. With its straight-edged design, this dagger is an effective primary or secondary weapon, with a short cross-guard accented with a clam-shell on the side to provide plenty of defense. The grip is wrapped in suede and capped with a rounded pommel. It is crafted from an extremely durable foam that does not shred, which has been sealed within a strong coating of latex. As safety is always a concern in LARP, this weapon also features a round, flexible fiberglass core that bends and flexes. The core also features a durable Kevlar cap for added protection, both against the core and for when the weapon is used to stab.
Please note that the pommel and guard come in gold, silver, and bronze, while the suede handle wrapping can be either black or brown. Unfortunately we are unable to pick specific color combinations for orders.
The LARP Kriegsmesser Short Sword has an average overall length of approximately 24 inches. Please be aware that measurements may vary slightly, as it is a handmade item. Latex weapons do need to be maintained to a certain degree. We offer a Maintenance Silicone (MCI-2000) that can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. We recommend that you use this Silicone on a regular basis. It has an easy, spray on application, and it will keep the coating flexible, which will make the weapon last much longer. The maintenance silicone also protects the coating from drying out and helps the weapon resist general wear and tear from normal use.
- A quality weapon for an affordable price
- High safety rating, approved by the top organizations
- Made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
- Features a round, flexible fiberglass core
- Strong Kevlar core tip protection
- Crafted from polyurethane foam
- Finished with a latex coating
- Core is made of fiberglass
- Grip wrapped with split-leather
- Care Instructions- Use of our Maintenance Silicone ensures a long weapon life and durability
Robert G. –
This is a nice quality dagger. However, in the picture, it looks like the shell shape is jutting out from the hilt, acting as a guard for your hand. The one I received pointed straight back into the hilt, poking my hand and being an obstacle to keeping my hand next to the crossguard. Very disappointing design and frustrating to handle. I cut off the shell part and glued it back on backwards, since I don’t have the material to make it strong enough to act as part of the crossguard. Still a great fighting dagger, almost a short sword, but I bought it for the cool crossguard which it doesn’t have.