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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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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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Have a look in Gerry Embertons Medieval Soldier.

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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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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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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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Plus guy middle-far-right in the in background.
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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.
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Two of them and they do appear to have very broad blades, wonderful! :D

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

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

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