• Swords And Knive
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

This unique weapon combined the power of an axe with the versatility of a straight sword. Having different design patterns and classifications, they developed around the 11th Century.  Often described (in modern times) as being a "machete with a cross guard", the Falchion developed from the Arming swords of the Era. Unlike typical medieval swords, they were made single-edged. Cheap to make, many historians have regulated the Falchion to the status of "peasant weapon". This may not be the case, as noblemen have been shown using them in numerous tapestries and paintings of the day.  The Battle of The Golden Spurs between France and Flanders (1302), was known as a battle which saw the use of this weapon.