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Postby Steve Stocker » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:37 am

I have just taken delivery of a beautiful Conyers Falchion from Lancasters Armourie and want to do a proper job of the sheath and hanger. Can somebody point me to contemporary illustrations of these being worn?

Roger has given me some ideas but I would welcome other input before I cut the leather.


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Postby Colin Middleton » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:31 pm

Presumably there is one on the Conyers effigy. I can't remember which books I've seen it in, but it's a pretty common picture. I think it's early or mid 14th C.

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Postby Trooper » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:36 am

Have a look in Gerry Embertons Medieval Soldier.



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Postby John Waller » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:19 pm

Steve,
there are some good ills in the Beauchamp Pageant of crossbowmen wearing falchions but that is late C15th. Are you going to Plancenoit next week? I could bring a copy along.

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Postby Steve Stocker » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:14 am

Hi John,
Yes, I'm trading at the Hougemont site - look forward to seeing you.

Thanks to all for the feedback.

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Postby Colin Middleton » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:43 pm

John Waller wrote:Steve,
there are some good ills in the Beauchamp Pageant of crossbowmen wearing falchions but that is late C15th. Are you going to Plancenoit next week? I could bring a copy along.

John


When you say 'falchion' is that the broad bladed Conyers style or the narrow, single edged weapon with the S shaped knuckle bow?

I'd be interested in where you've seen the pictures, especially if they are the Conyers style.


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Postby Frances Perry » Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:30 pm

Plus guy middle-far-right in the in background.


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Postby John Waller » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:17 pm

Colin Middleton wrote:
John Waller wrote:Steve,
there are some good ills in the Beauchamp Pageant of crossbowmen wearing falchions but that is late C15th. Are you going to Plancenoit next week? I could bring a copy along.

John


When you say 'falchion' is that the broad bladed Conyers style or the narrow, single edged weapon with the S shaped knuckle bow?

I'd be interested in where you've seen the pictures, especially if they are the Conyers style.


Hi Colin,
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Postby Colin Middleton » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:19 pm

Two of them and they do appear to have very broad blades, wonderful! :D

Thanks John.


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Postby StaffordCleggy » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:30 pm

I was suprised to find that there are only six examples of medieval falchions still in existence, & that the Conyers model is completely different from the rest!



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Postby Trooper » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:52 pm

Cleggy, you should see the 32" falchion I've had made for cuting the wedding cake !!! :wink:



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Postby StaffordCleggy » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:53 pm

What? Is that because you need to feed so many fat bar-stewards.... :wink:




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