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Been doing some reading

Yngwulff
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Jul 28 2013, 3:07am


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The consensus on Falchions is that there is none.

They really are not sure .... even experts and collectors.

Some say one thing and others say another.

What I did read was that the use of falchions was very wide spread across Europe.

Dated illustrations show knights using them and they were part of the repetoire of knightly weapons, most likely as a sidearm for close quarters combat. They were used prior to the use of the super heavy plate armor ie maxmillian type or similar armors when it was common to have some plate armor pieces, but the majority was chain mail. It was used later in Italy when the common soldiers wore perhaps a breast plate and a helm only with the advent of firearms.

Illustrations show them lopping off heads and arms.

The debate still rages about cutting through mail, but armors like a jack of plate did not cover arms or legs.

One theory is that it is an evolved form of a seax.

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.



(This post was edited by Yngwulff on Jul 28 2013, 3:08am)

Subject User Time
Question about Glamdring DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 18 2013, 12:05pm
    I'm sure that Jackson and the WETA crew were well aware of Glamdring's origins Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 18 2013, 2:23pm
        Goblin Cleaver IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Jul 18 2013, 2:52pm
    Compare Glamdring to known human blades Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Send a private message to Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Jul 18 2013, 5:24pm
        Oversized image removed. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jul 18 2013, 7:37pm
    Different uses Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 19 2013, 4:37am
        That makes sense. Thanks. // DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits Jul 19 2013, 6:58am
        Thrusting swords find the gaps in plate, they don't penetrate it ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Jul 19 2013, 8:07am
            i beg to differ Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 19 2013, 8:18am
                more Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 19 2013, 8:42am
                Without Prejudice ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Jul 19 2013, 8:55am
                    Been doing some reading Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 28 2013, 3:07am

 
 
 

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