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I have seen this sword in a few movies and an even fewer historical examples. I cant remember the name so I cant even get a real picture of it. Any help would be amazing

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jared my spelling is awful on a good day.... but I THINK that this example is found in the majoski(spelling) bible.... as to the name of the blade i'm not sure... i'm pretty certain that this topic has come up on this forum before....goodluck!! pete

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i've seen things that look kinda like that in the maciejowski bible (incidentally also known as the morgan bible, which is a heckuva lot easier to spell), the winchester bible, and some similar drawings in one of the drawings in the julius work calendar.

 

i believe that would be the cleaver type that you've drawn there and that turns up more often in the morgan bible if memory serves, but i also recall a few lively debates on myarmoury and other sites as to what a falchion is, how much we can trust the artwork, and how many of them were ever actually made.

 

one of the flaming beards will probably correct/clarify any points i may have accidentally made in this post when they wake up in any case.

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could also be naga dao (dah, dha etc )

http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=1539

http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=1483

http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=399

 

kora

http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=1972

http://www.oriental-arms.com/item.php?id=4349

 

 

 

aswell as the famous bible choppers.. .. there was a very decent post on this...on My armoury

 

 

did you have a specific culture in mind?

 

Greg

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Hi Jared.

 

I think the sword you are thinking of is a Falchion.

There is a rather unusual type that survives in one or two examples. The famous example is kept in the Army Museum in Paris.

 

It is "backwards" in that the clip point cut out is on the edge side. The point is also reinforced. It makes the blade almost similar to an early halberd.

 

It looks very grim, brutal and "Medieval".

That may be the reason you see it "portrayed" in several films, often as the blade of the Bad Guy. Most of the film versions I have seen are rather far removed for the real thing, but carries enough likeness to betray the origin.

 

See image below, a snapshot from a visit to the Army Museum in Paris a few years back.

 

Falchion.jpg

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Hi Jared.

 

I think the sword you are thinking of is a Falchion.

There is a rather unusual type that survives in one or two examples. The famous example is kept in the Army Museum in Paris.

 

It is "backwards" in that the clip point cut out is on the edge side. The point is also reinforced. It makes the blade almost similar to an early halberd.

 

It looks very grim, brutal and "Medieval".

That may be the reason you see it "portrayed" in several films, often as the blade of the Bad Guy. Most of the film versions I have seen are rather far removed for the real thing, but carries enough likeness to betray the origin.

 

See image below, a snapshot from a visit to the Army Museum in Paris a few years back.

 

Falchion.jpg

 

 

Thats it! Thank you guys this is exactly what I was talking about. This is going on the list of things to make when I get good enough lol

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Maybe I'm wrong, but such a short sword (or long knife) is illustrated in one of the most beautiful paintings of Caravaggio.

 

I took another picture of a similar blade in a painting in the Royal Palace of Caserta ... but now i not find in my PC, sorry!

 

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