The falchion looked much like a big scimitar with a wide blade curved toward the tip. The blade was one-sided and heavy, weighing as much as some greatswords. The pommel, cross guard, and grip were similar to a bastard sword. An average falchion cost 75 gp and weighed 8 lb (3.6 kg).
The heavy blade of the falchion gave it an almost axe-like ability to chop through armor and yet retained the advantages of a sword. Its weight required two hands and special training to wield effectively, so it was therefore considered a martial weapon.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
- ↑ Dungeons & Dragons FAQ (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. (2003). Retrieved on May 22, 2018.
- ↑ Richard Lee Byers (March 2008). Undead. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4783-6.