Mounted high above the mantle, the greatsword is an imposing thing. Your fellow confedorates can hardly keep their eyes from it, though whether they’re assured by its promised protection or cowed by insinuated force, you cannot guess.
The sword is a contradiction in itself, its delicately carved hilt offset by the brute length of its blade. As much as it suits the ceremonial surrounds , you’ve no doubt it was forged for battle.
A symbol of severance by its very nature, you think it strange that such a thing should preside over this moment. Yet as you lift the quill to add your name to the charter, you cannot help but be glad of it.
Just as a knight kneels to swear his oath and rises at the touch of a sword, so you make your alliegence known.
Created as a one-of-a-kind commission, this ornate, imposing montante is designed for solo drilling.
With its complex hand-carved hilt, the Helvetica sits at the heavier end of the spectrum. The blade is kept comparatively narrow to maintain stiffness without adding extra weight.
A similar bespoke montante would start at £2,500 plus postage.
The hardwood grip is wrapped in linen thread for durability, then bound in brown leather string, intersected by a steel band reading “Confoedoratio Helvetica 1291” in engraved letters. The pommel, crossguard and rings are ornately carved and pierced, with a motif of Swiss crosses and fleurs de lis.
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