Falchion Sword

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 19 July 2022

A steel falchion sword, popular across Europe from the 13th century. One side of the guard protected the hand while the other permitted the user to lever the sword of one's opponent out of their hand. Venetian, c. 1490. The light weight and cheap cost made the weapon ideal for the conquistadors in the New World. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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