Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fauchards



A Fauchard is a pole with a long and curved blade, the cutting edge being on the concave side. 
It greatly  resembles a scythe or sickle.  

It was soon realized that the design made the weapon rather useless and was then shortly after changed to the Fauchard-fork.  The fork being the defining change, rather than one blade, two forked from each other. 

Again, I couldn't find very much information about the weapon or even pictures (aside from the modified version) but it is a very interesting weapon and I will definitely be looking into it again in hopes of finding more.  




*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge.

14 comments:

  1. Maybe the country should turn in semi-automatic weapons for fauchards. Can't resist this dividing gun debate. Sorry.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  2. Sounds like the perfect weapon--scary but mostly harmless. Visiting from A-Z

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    1. Right?! Well the original one. The modified version can do plenty of harm.

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  3. I am learning so many new words hopping around to all the different blogs. I've never heard of this weapon before either. Maybe go to archives.org and see if it pops up in some old book.

    http://historysleuth.blogspot.com

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    1. That's one of the best parts of the challenge, learning all these crazy new things! Hmm that's a good idea. Thank you!

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  4. I am intrigued by your topic and had to go back and read the other 5! :) Fauchards!? Seems the French (Gauls, perhaps?) invented loads of early weapons...interesting. We've been reading Julius Caesar in my Soph Eng class, he was all about powerful weapons as well.

    Here's my F:
    http://smhasty.blogspot.com/2013/04/26-books-that-changed-my-life-6.html

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    1. Thank you! Yep, Europe invented a lot of weapons. I love learning about weapons, that's why it made a great topic for the challenge.

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  5. Sounds like the perfect TV weapon -- something that looks menacing, but doesn't do that damage it would appear to do. :)

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. Excellent point! Though only the original. The modified version can do plenty of damage.

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  6. What an interesting theme for the challenge! I've never heard of this one.

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  7. Another French weapon. Hmmm...

    I look forward to future posts about the Fauchard. Good luck finding more information!

    Lyre at Lyre's Musings

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    1. Yep. Thank you! I will definitely share when I find more on it.

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