Meyer’s Longsword – The Kniecheihauw or Wrist Cut

This is a subtype of the Zwerch used in the middle of the fight. It seems like more of an attack of opportunity than something one would do intentionally.

This is so called from the body part to which it is directed. Do it thus: After the initial Onset, when you have come under your opponent’s sword with your hands up above your head, and he holds his head thus between his arms, then cut with Thwart Cuts under his pommel up toward his wrist-bones or wrist-joints. If he holds his hands too high, then cut with these Thwart Cuts up from below toward the knob of his elbows; thus it is done.

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3 Responses to Meyer’s Longsword – The Kniecheihauw or Wrist Cut

  1. Ian Mac Pharlaine says:

    Sounds like Zwerch breaking Tag to me. Just gives the specific application a unique name.

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