Cluny Falchion II
Falchion Elmslie Type F1a inspired by the original one in Cluny, France.
Ox-blood grip color. Brass pommel.
This is an interesting type of bladed weapon - light and short, strong and stiff blade with sharp point. Handle is quite tight and the pommel needs to get used to. I have decided to make the grip as classic 13/14th century style, with neutral color of a leather. The balance is close enough for quick movement, but also enough forward to provide strong impact and cutting. Actually, after some try and testing, I would compare it with modern machete. Short length is good to fight in a short distance, with a shield in a second hand.
This falchion is dated in most sources to around 1400 or 14th century. However, the form and style of blade are characteristic of those around the middle of the 13th century and at the very latest, the beginning of the 14th Century. According to the Elmslie Typology, published in 2015 and which classifies medieval single-edged arms, this falchion would be categorised as a Type F1a, the earliest form of blade profile.
overall length 690mm
blade length 530mm
grip length 86mm
blade width max 705mm
thickness: at the base 4,5mm
balance ca. 90mm
weight ca. 1100g