The montante is a long two-handed sword with a broad blade and wide quillons. The blade is distinctive for its long ricasso and stoppers.
Used in battle across the 15th-16th centuries, the blade was primarily the demesne of masters-at-arms by the 17th. The Spanish idiom “meter el montante”, or “to place the montante between” refers to masters-at-arms using the sword to separate over-zealous students.
This three-fullered montante was created as a custom order for a client looking for a simple, HEMA-safe blade with a bit of extra flair.
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