This Maciejowski Bible Falchion is a custom sword made by Michael Tinker Pearce; this sword has a chopping blade of 5160 high carbon steel with a marquenched hardness of 53 HRC. The front V cut of the blade is not sharpened. A long, wide and deep fuller reduces weight from the thicker spine of the blade.
This sword is full-tang and has a hilt which was fashioned from two halves of red-dyed wood which are securely glued to the thick blade tang. The grip was further bound in two sections with linen cord which was sealed into position with a lacquer, paint or some other hardener. The grip is long enough to accomodate two-handed use and the sword can be wielded single-handedly by a person of average strength.
This very unique Falchion is based on period illustrations in the c.1250 Maciejowski / Morgan Bible. The sword has a thick and stiffened blade spine coupled with a long and sloping cutting plane which ensure that that it can strike a target with great splitting force. This design, coupled with the craftsmanship of Tinker Pearce, meld to create a falchion capable of truly ferocious chopping, cutting and hacking ability the likes of which little else in the medieval reproduction market can compare.