What is the Montante


The weapon which the Iberians called the Montante is a large and long-bladed sword used with two hands. There is a significant body of surviving source material, even more when we consider the surviving material for its close Italian relative (which is named the Spadone or the Spada da due mani). This was a specialized weapon which seemed to have reached its zenith in the 1500s and 1600s, serving on the battlefield, in the duel (albeit, probably not a common occurrence), as a weapon of an elite guard, and also as a weapon of prestige.

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