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Andrew Howe





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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Oakeshott type?         Reply with quote

I'm curious what Oakeshott type a typical falchion is?
Anyone know?
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Andrew, I think you are a bit mistaken here Ewart Oakeshott did not include falchions in his typology of medieval swords. In fact as far as I know nobody has tried to classify these weapons.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That explains why I wasn't able to find the classifacation. From what it seems, he didn't classify an single edge or curved blades.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Did you read our featured article on Ewart Oakeshott? It explains the subject in detail as well as his typology of the medieval sword. It covers the intentions behind the typology and its intended limitations.


Oakeshott: The Man and his Legacy

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Having said that, he does discuss flachions outside his standard typography of the medieval sword in European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Did you read our featured article on Ewart Oakeshott? It explains the subject in detail as well as his typology of the medieval sword. It covers the intentions behind the typology and its intended limitations.


Oakeshott: The Man and his Legacy

An article by myArmoury.com

Having said that, he does discuss flachions outside his standard typography of the medieval sword in European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.


Of course, it has to be the one book they don't have at my library.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Andrew Howe wrote:
Nathan Robinson wrote:
he does discuss flachions outside his standard typography of the medieval sword in European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.


Of course, it has to be the one book they don't have at my library.


Fantastic book and well worth owning, but it does only briefly mention the falchion.

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