For the April A - Z Blog Challenge, I'm trying to help you visualize some of the components in medieval armor and weaponry. Talk about a challenge! But if you read or write Sword and Sorcery fantasy, you gotta know this stuff! There are times when I am reading and I can't quite picture what they're talking about, so I have to look it up. Kind of a chore, but I want to know these things. Also, everything listed here was pulled from Wikipedia. So on with our post!
Fauld ~ Faulds are a piece of plate armour worn below a breastplate to protect the waist and hips. They take the form of bands of metal surrounding both legs, potentially surrounding the entire hips in a form similar to a skirt.
The weapon combined the weight and power of an axe with the versatility of a sword. Falchions are found in different forms from around the 11th century up to and including the sixteenth century. In some versions the falchion looks rather like the scramasax and later the sabre, and in some versions the form is irregular or like a machete with a crossguard.
There. Hope that helps figure some more stuff out! See you all tomorrow.