Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Duel Between Simon of Stetten and George of Rosenberg

As Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, called the Gentle, died in September 1464 his sons Ernst und Albert, had to work together with William III, Landgrave of Thuringia, called the Brave, until his death in September 1482. From that political … Continue reading

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Talhoffer 1467, Plate 1 Right

The first example of the guard used by the blue fencer can be found in Marozzo. Steven Reich’s Comparison of Guards from the 1536 and 1568 Editions simply lists this as “Guardia Unknown”. At first I thought this was a … Continue reading

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Possible Simulators for Marozzo’s Partisan

As I currently lack access to a translation the best I can offer is my half-remembered lessons. Practical – Metal This is the spear being used in SCA Rapier Spears program. It isn’t the prettiest thing in the world, but … Continue reading

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Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair

Another for the shopping list… From the author: Brian Hunt and I are very pleased to announce that, after three years, we have finally completed and submitted to Paladin Press our translation of the five unarmored polearms chapters from Mair’s … Continue reading

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Stylish German Fencing Attire from the 16th Century

From Meyer 1560

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Images of Marozzo’s Partisan

I haven’t done any proper research on these, they are just raw pulls from William Wilson’s scans and the table of contents for that chapter. If you feel like translating hand-written Old Italian let me know and I’ll send you … Continue reading

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