Falchion at 7:45

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Falchion at 7:45

Postby drkguy3107 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:44 pm

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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby Galloglaich » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:48 am

A lot of this event was put together by my friend Fabrice Cognot, who contributed to the Codex, he provided me with several photos of weapons among other things. He also made me a Baselard. He plays RpGs :)

Fabrice did the live demo there I think last week, they are doing demos every weekend. I wish I was in Paris.

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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby Galloglaich » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:59 am

I think that falchion on exhibit may be the famous Conyers falchion, of Lewis Caroll fame. I'll ask Fab...

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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby drkguy3107 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:45 am

Cool, I know your from Louisiana, do you speak french?
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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby Galloglaich » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:21 am

Only a little, I know Fab (who fortunately speaks very good English, albeit with a disturbingly British accent) through the HEMA fencing community. He organizes the big international tournament in Dijon every year.

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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby Galloglaich » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:27 pm

Ok Fab wrote me back. Apparently it's THIS falchion, found near CLUNY

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchT ... =500&New=T

which is really interesting because I thought from it's shape that it was THIS falchion which is in England, in the town where Lewis Caroll grew up, which has a very interesting history

http://bjorn.foxtail.nu/h_conyers_eng.htm

Thing is I always thought the Conyers falchion was something of a one-off, but it appers that there were several of a similar type. This is definitely a 1-12 damage falchion!

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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby drkguy3107 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:24 pm

I know, looks like a heavy machete
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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby Galloglaich » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:42 pm

They say it is very thin and light, and they say the same thing about the Conyers falchion. Apparently falchions were often like that, very broad but very thin blades.

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Re: Falchion at 7:45

Postby Galloglaich » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:08 pm

The width of the blade at the point of percussion makes it cut much better, this is why meat cleavers are so wide.

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