Memorial Of the Practice of the Montante By Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo

A transcription and translation by Eric Myers and a history by Steve Hick

Updated 4/2/2012 New Revised Edition- Further refinements and clarity in the translation and interpretation of this work on the Two Handed sword.

This article presents a full translation of the Memorial of the Practice of the Montante, a manuscript on the use of the two-handed sword preserved in the Ajuda Library in Lisbon, Portugal. Written in 1651 by Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo.



  1. Rickard left a comment on January 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Sadly the link doesn’t work…

    • EwartOak left a comment on February 9, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks for the heads up Rickard! It’s fixed now.

  2. Alex W left a comment on January 26, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Link to pdf doesn’t work

    • EwartOak left a comment on February 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Alex, Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve fixed the link so it should be working now.

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