[QUOTE]Originally posted by javaman:
I would have to say that if you want to compare any chinese weapon to a European Falchion, then the chinese broadword would be a better comparison.[/QUOTE]
I would have to concur on that point--the falchion is essentially a saber variant, as is the Chinese dao.
[QUOTE]Mind you all three of these are great weapons and I have trained with all of them.[/QUOTE]
When you say you have "trained" with the falchion, what exactly do you mean? Are you talking about employing a falchion in an existing martial art, or are you talking about studying a reconstructed Western martial art?