The Taminian Falchion is a obscure type of sword that went out of fashionable use by the army 100 years ago, due to its difficulty to properly master compared to other swords. In order to reduce training times for new recruits the Taminian Army changed their standard melee from the falchion to the longsword.
Ryder was extremely skilled in the use of a longsword when he was transferred to the special operations division, he was given the option to develop new combat skills. In the training base he discovered an antique falchion and immediately fell in love with it. He trained with it and soon became a master of dual wielding falchions.