Bauernwehr knife belongs to the family of so-called Langmessers.
It appears in the second half of the 15th century. Around 1470 it was already quite widespread and popular weapon among peasants, burghers and the lower nobility. It was most widespread in Switzerland, southern and central Germany and Austria.
The length and width of the blade varies, from about 25 cm to 50 cm in some cases. It is characterized by the so-called protective thorn, but the knife may also appear without it. The handle is usually wooden, often also made of antler and then riveted (hollow rivets – rollnieten).