Meyer’s Longsword – The Kronhauw or Crown Cut

In Meyer’s system Kron is not a guard. If anything, it is just a moment in time when the device transitions from a defensive thrust into a cut.

The assumption here is that you caught the blow on the long edge with your point between his sword and head.

This is executed thus: when you stand in the Plow or else lay on up from below from some posture (concerning which I have spoken in the previous chapter), and your opponent cuts at you from above, then go up with horizontal quillons and catch his stroke in the air on your shield or quillon bar; and as soon as it clashes, push the pommel quickly upward and strike him with the short edge behind his blade on his head; thus have you correctly executed the Crown Cut.

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