The Bold Favourite
The Manciolino Opera II represents a sophisticated iteration of our Manciolino sidesword, paying tribute to Maestro Antonio Manciolino. Retaining its historical essence, this sidesword seamlessly combines classic design with contemporary upgrades.
With the option of two small ports, along with its new and improved knuckle-bow designed to redirect the opponent’s blade away from the hand, it enhances the protection of the wielder. This new hilt elevates the Opera II’s potential for deflection and reinforces its structural integrity, all the while maintaining a delicate equilibrium between cutting and thrusting capabilities.
Tailored specifically for Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), this sidesword is an excellent companion to our buckler, targa, parrying dagger, or a cape