Thursday, March 14, 2013

Falchion sword

The falchion sword was popular in Europe between the 11th and 16th centuries.  At first modern historians thought it was a poor man's weapon, but later realized it was often used by knights as well.  Being a single-edged one handed weapon, yet not overly heavy, it could be wielded like a large meat cleaver with great effect.  It was primarily a cutting weapon, and could hack off limbs, but the sharp tip could penetrate chain mail as well.

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