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Apr 22, 2021

Cutting mechanics with the longsword: Zwerhaw
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Apr 22, 2021

Cutting mechanics with the longsword: Oberhaw

Jan 26, 2021

Translation: 12 rules for the beginner fencer by Andre Paurenfeindt

This is my current translation of the 12 rules section of the fencing book of Andre Paurenfeindt, working from Michael Chidester’s transcription of the section in the Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey (1516) and Alex Kiermayer’s transcription of the section in the Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche Kunst (c.1531).As this is a guide for beginners, I have chosen to translate most of the simple technical terms. However, I have left a couple of... more

Jan 26, 2021

Translation: Preface by Andre Paurenfeindt

This is my current translation of the preface section of the fencing book of Andre Paurenfeindt, working from Michael Chidester’s transcription of the section in the Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey (1516).Please note that this translation is released under copyright, and that while I am more than happy for people to use it for their own training and study, you must contact me to request permission to use it in any publication or for any... more

Jan 26, 2021

Translation: Sword and buckler by Andre Lignitzer

This is my current translation of the sword and buckler treatise of Andre Lignitzer, working from Dierk Hagedorn’s transcriptions of the versions of the treatise in the Codex 44.A.8 (1452) and the MS Dresd.C.487 (c.1504-19).Please note that this translation is released under copyright, and that while I am more than happy for people to use it for their own training and study, you must contact me to request permission to use it in any... more

Jan 26, 2021

Translation: Longsword flourishes of the Anonymous Unicum

This is my current translation of the anonymous sword treatise of the “Anonymous Unicum” (folio 101r) in the Durer Fechtbuch, working from Dierk Hagedorn’s transcription.Please note that this translation is released under copyright, and that while I am more than happy for people to use it for their own training and study, you must contact me to request permission to use it in any publication or for any commercial use.I have chosen to leave technical... more

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Transcription: Arthur Pollock (1848) “A Requiem Upon Duelling”
Transcription: John Latham (1863) “The Shape of Sword Blades”
Translation: Sword and buckler by Andre Lignitzer
Translation: Preface by Andre Paurenfeindt