| Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:00 am
It seems the 2-handed sword is finally starting to get some much deserved time in the limelight, with the release of Eric's translation of Dom Diogo's montante
treatise (which I have been very excited about for some time) and A&A releasing two types of 2-handed trainer, the montante
The 2-handed sword has always been my favourite (and for various cultural, historical and artistic reasons I'm particularly drawn to the Iberian styles) and it is an arm I intend to spend much more time with in future. Assuming it is ok to discuss the Portuguese system here as well as the Italian, as as I make my way through Dom Diogo's work on the montante, I'm curious as to it's similarities with, and differences to, the Bolognese spadone.
Any thoughts from those who have worked with both? I look forward to seeing the discussions on these weapons over the coming years and learning from everyone willing to share their experiences and insights.