Two-handed Great Falchion
Two-handed falchion inspired by original examples of Elmslie Type 2 original examples and possible interpretation of some images of two-handed cleavers in manuscripts. Dark ox-blood grip.
This falchion is basically a kind of interesting experiment to test the two-handed version of the Type 2 falchion. We don't have original examples of such cleavers, we only have indications that certain types of cleavers may have had two-handed, long versions, but this is just an assumption.
This is not a strictly historical project, but based on historical patterns, simply in different proportions.
Handling-wise, it would be a powerful weapon, combining the features of a larger axe, a large cleaver, and a longsword.
In the Maciejowski Bible (1240–1250) we find swords and axes depicted in detail, as well as two-handed cleavers in a form not seen in museums.
Later we can find weapons of different form but similar features, (eg two-handed Große Messer examples, circa 1500 and later).
All this may suggest that similar weapons could be made and tested, but for some reason did not become popular.
This is just an assumption we have no way to test.
Therefore, such a project seems interesting.
total length: 1070mm
blade length 820mm
blade width 43/58mm
grip length 188mm
guard width 190mm
balance 125mm from guard