Sword: falchion

Falchion (Period)

Falchion (Period)

The “falchion”, or “faucheon”, is a slashing sword with a curved single-edged blade.  It’s a period charge, found in the canting arms of di Folcion, mid-15th C. [Triv 150], and maintained by one of the supporters of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, 1575 [Bromley & Child 93].  Cf. scimitar.

Guy de Falchion bears:  Azure, three falchions Or, on a chief argent three crosses crosslet gules.

Mustafa Kamaal of Antioch bears:  Vert, a falchion inverted between in chief two cat’s eyes argent.

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