Scrama

The falchion was the forerunner of the Viking sax which looked like a huge carving knife, it, in turn preceded the sabre.

The blade was carved from a piece of macrocarpa which is a good carving wood. This wood is one of the most underated of all the woods here in New Zealand. It can be seen to have a rich light brown colour with good grain and markings.

Specifications:

blade type; double edge, falchion
blade length; 55 cm., 22 inches
overall length; 74 cm., 29 inches

Woods used:

blade; macrocarpa
cross-guard; beech
pommel; beech