Meyer’s Longsword – Verfliegen or Flitting

Meyer writes,

This happens thus: in the Onset or the middle of the work, when you cut at your opponent’s opening, and he goes against you to catch your stroke in the air, then do not let his blade connect with your sword, but pull the stroke back in the air with a single motion to another opening. This work is very useful against an opponent who is only eager to chase your sword and not to harm your body.


Starting in Zornhut, throw a Zwerch using the short edge along a flat arc. (Do not use the Zwerch that mutates from a Zornhauw.)

As your opponent goes to parry it, push strongly with the left hand while pulling with the right. This will cause the blade reverses direction and strike with the long edge along the line of G.

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