Two Handed Swords
Product Name: Vencedor Montante
Period: 16th-17th c.
Source: Private Collection
Blade Typology: Type XXa with triple fuller and parrying lugs (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Blade Cross Section: Fullered hexagonal
Pommel: T with neck and button (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Guard: Variant of style 10 (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Overall Length: 161 cm
Blade Length: 120 cm
Max Blade Width: 15 cm
Guard Width: 38 cm
Grip Length: 32 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: 9 cm
Edge Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: approx. 2400 gr.
Hardening: 50 HRC
The Spanish Mercenary
Vencedor Montante is based on the Renaissance War Two Handed Sword used from the beginning of the 16th century. The reference treatises, including Domingo Luis Godinho’s Arte de Esgrima and Luis Pacheco de Narváez’s Nueva Ciencia are of Iberian origin. These masters, from the Verdadera Destreza School, explain its use in the naval field, but also in the urban environment, in threat situations. The majesty of this sword made her legendary in the hands of condottieri and mercenaries. A mention goes to M° Ton Puey for his precious advice and research.
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