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The falcata is a sword from the Iberian Peninsula (an area that is now mainly Spain and Portugal).  It is similar to the Greek kopis or the Nepalese kukri.  I made it from 1/2'' pvc that I found in the trash.  It's blade is about 2' 6'' long and it's overall length is 3' 8''.  I made the falcata's unusual hilt by connecting 2 elbow joints at the base of the hilt and sliding a t-joint on and connecting it to an elbow joint at the top.  The downward angeled blade is perfect for slashing.  Thanks to member Thinkenstein for his wonderful 'ible on bending pipe.  Overall, it's a pretty good sword for a first try at boffer making.