Winter Messer Meeting is an event for messer fencers, by messer fencers. Our aim is to bring together those who fence with the langes messer for a weekend of freeplay, study and the occasional workshop. The event welcomes all messer fencers, both experienced and reasonably new.

Next scheduled meeting: January 5 and 6, 2019. New, bigger hall, still in Utrecht. Registration is open at

Inspired by events focused on freeplay, such as the Berlin Buckler Bouts, we decided there will be no tournament and no T-shirts. No lectures either. (Apart from participants lecturing each other on the appropriate distance for Pnemen).

The first edition was at January 7 & 8, 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

And it was awesome! 29 happy messer people in one room, fencing, wrestling, sweating and enjoying themselves. More at 2017 Recap

The second edition was at January 13 & 14, 2018. Bigger than the first, with 37 fencers we needed a second hall! More workshops and a few new elements: a Fechtschule and a discussion session (in a changing room!) where ideas on Lecküchner were shared. What remained was the joy, the atmosphere and the sense of being part of a very special gathering!

Also in 2018, our brothers of ELSAMHE organized the awesome Summer Messer Seminar in Strasbourg, one of the most beautiful old cities of Europe.  The international messer movement is growing!