Long swords and daggers are used to dance the ezpatadantza.
Each ezpatadantzari carries a long sword. These swords are two-handed ones, in other words, swords designed to be blandished using both hands and, therefore, longer than normal swords. The swords that are used in this ezpatadantza are nearly 130 centimetres long. According to Larramendi and Iztueta, the people from Gipuzkoa used to keep a sword of this type in their houses, which were brought out on important festivities and used to dance the ezpatadantza. Nonetheless, at the time when Iztueta wrote his book (published in 1824), only three towns still followed the tradition of keeping such a sword in their house: Andoain, Zaldibia and Idiazabal.
(ones at the rear) carried two small swords. Iztueta recommended that they be easy to handle and explained that the dantzaris grasps them using two handkerchiefs or white fabric.