Harper wrote: ↑Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:52 pm I prefer Matt Easton, too and probably watch Scholagladatoria the most.
I also like some of Skallagrim's stuff.
While I share the common opinion here with respect to Shad, I still monitor his channel.
I posted this thread because of the Ranger aspect of the video.
The idea of a Ranger a-foot using a short (not a Grosse) Messer makes a lot of sense to me. It is easier to move around with and is dual use. It's a sword-knife. It would work well with a belt axe.
I don't have one, but was looking at this for the future:
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CS88GM ... her-sheath
Cold Steel's Hunting Sword (a" Hanger") would also fit what he discusses:
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CS88CL ... r-scabbard
Cold steel tend to over engineer their swords and make then too heavy and not balanced all that good (from the ones i have handled)
for messers i think https://landsknechtemporium.com/ is the way to go.
i am yet to purchase on of their messers (will do before the end of the year) but they look nicer, have a few custom options and are more accurate in construction weight and balance