The falchion was made to be held with the blade and crossguard perpendicular to the ground. The middle is softer than the outer edge as to allow it to bend and flex during battle without it fracturing.
Real-world connections Edit
A falchion is a one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese dao (刀) which has similar appearances as a polearm. The blade of the falchion is convex and is narrowed at the top, it is designed this way to look intimidating and scare enemies.