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Colichemarde

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Colichemarde
Lv. 65 WAR / BLM / RDM / THF / PLD / DRK /
BST / BRD / RNG / NIN / DRG / COR / DNC / RUN

Other Uses

Resale Price: ???~??? gil

Synthesizing Recipe

Goldsmithing (88/99)
Yield: Colichemarde x 1
HQ 1: Colichemarde +1 x 1
Fire Crystal

Desynthesis Recipe

None

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Weapons > Swords ( )

Only obtainable through synthesis.

Historical Information

Colichemarde is a special type of blade that was forged and considered a member of the family of small swords from the late 17th century to the middle 18th century.

Due to a partial resemblance in shape the colichemarde is considered to be a descendant of the Rapier. The shape of a colichemarde combines good Parrying qualities with good thrusting abilities and the ability to fence faster. This was achieved thanks to a wide forte (often with several fullers), which then stepped down in width after the fullers ended. Since its invention, the blade has undergone many modifications, though it was one of the most popular types of small swords.

The result of this strange shape was a higher maneuverability of the sword: with the weight of the blade concentrated in one's hand it became possible to maneuver the blade at a greater speed and with a higher degree of control, allowing the fencer to place a precise thrust at his/her adversary.

The cross sections of some types of blades were hexagonal or diamond shaped.

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