Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

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Falchion (Malchus) of a Knight Templar

  • Dated: circa 1300
  • Found in Rothenburger Imperial City Museum

The front is decorated with a knob inlaid with copper wire Templar cross. The rear handle is a stylized “H”. In the upper part of the blade is also a cross with an eye placed at the tip.

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    Templars? not Knights of Rhodes? Falchions are great against soft targets, not armor…
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    Falchions are sometimes considered a bit lower-class in the sword pecking-order, simple cleavers carried by peasant...
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