The “espada y daga” or the Filipino martial arts way of using the sword and the dagger is a concept from Western swordsmanship.
There are documents in history that shows aristocratic Filipino youths are required to study European fencing in the early 18th century. Hence, the art of espada y daga is also allegedly popular back then.
In espada y daga, the sword plays the major weapon while the dagger has the supporting role.
Watch the video below showing how espada y daga is used.
According to the Skallagrim’s YouTube post, these are the pros of this weapon combo:
- Light but balanced for powerful cuts
- Very comfortable and practical handle
- Sturdy, durable blade
- Excellent fit and finish
Apparently, there are no cons that he can find.
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