Used in various forms during the 11th to 16th centuries, the medieval falchion appears in two general shapes - the first curved like a saber with a clip point and the second with a straight back, possibly a clip point, and a curved edge. The name comes from the Old French fawchon, derived from the Latin falxs used to describe scythe-like weapons. The historical falchion is often considered a peasant sword, crafted from sharp farming implements. Similar to a Persian scimitar, the falchion combines the power of an axe with the versatile use of a sword. At Buying a Sword, we carry functional falchions and decorative falchions that are ideal for historical re-enactments, weapons collections, and combat training. Our falchion swords provide you the opportunity to own this rare historical weapon.
Designed by Luke LaFontaine and Dave Baker, the German Langes Messer is a stunning sword. This modern interpretation of the historical German Long Knife features a clip point blade that is fully sharpened along its primary edge.
The Grosse Messer Swords heritage hails from central and northern Europe where, in days of old, noblemen and peasants alike relied on it to protect hearth and home from brigands, outlaws, and other characters of ill repute.
A spectacular weapon which replicates the styling seen in medieval era Germany, the Man at Arms Grosse Messer by Cold Steel is an enormous sword which is wieldable in either one or two hands and features a single razor sharp edge.
Inspired by history and creative imagination, this Ring Hilt Swiss Saber with Scabbard combines the single-edged design of the historic saber with a twist of fantasy as well as hardy materials, creating a unique and functional sword.
Inspired by history and imagination, this Ring Hilt Swiss Saber with Scabbard and Belt combines the single-edged design of the historic saber with a twist of fantasy as well as hardy materials, creating a unique and functional sword.
The grosse messer was a German blade designed to take the place of the sword as a side-arm. They were used by nobles and commoners alike, although This Messer Sword with Scabbard certainly has the look of a weapon fit for noble hands.
The grosse messer was a German blade designed to take the place of the sword as a side-arm. They were used by nobles and commoners, although This Messer Sword with Scabbard and Belt certainly looks like a weapon fit for noble hands.
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