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Falchion hanger

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:37 am
by Steve Stocker
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.

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:31 pm
by Colin Middleton
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.

Good luck

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:36 am
by Trooper
Have a look in Gerry Embertons Medieval Soldier.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:19 pm
by John Waller
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

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:14 am
by Steve Stocker
Hi John,
Yes, I'm trading at the Hougemont site - look forward to seeing you.

Thanks to all for the feedback.

Steve

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:43 pm
by Colin Middleton
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.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:27 pm
by Frances Perry

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:28 pm
by Frances Perry

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:30 pm
by Frances Perry
Plus guy middle-far-right in the in background.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:17 pm
by John Waller
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,
pic posted.
Cheers

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:19 pm
by Colin Middleton
Two of them and they do appear to have very broad blades, wonderful! :D

Thanks John.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:30 pm
by StaffordCleggy
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!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:52 pm
by Trooper
Cleggy, you should see the 32" falchion I've had made for cuting the wedding cake !!! :wink:

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:53 pm
by StaffordCleggy
What? Is that because you need to feed so many fat bar-stewards.... :wink: