The Five False Edge Blows in German Longsword

This is Master Jobst of Württemberg’s Epitome on the Longsword

Now you have to know that there are five blows with the false edge: the first the Zornhau, the next is the Alber, the third the Krumphau, the fourth the Krieghau, the fifth the Ochs and Pflug; and following are the Displacements below and above; and from any art and displacement you may carry on with the art from the notes. Down must [come] the Zornhau and followed by the work, followed by the assault (wrestling). And if you are displaced, the closeness provides the art. But if someone is missing you, so take away his sword. The Zornhau force not, unless you jump near to the man. The Alber is good against the Ochs Displacement. You may bring the art from it. The Krumphau therewith well the Ochs, Rise up in Winding. The Krieghau therewith rise to the Krumphau. And if you take his sword, so you may Wind; because Ochs and Pflug arise well from [to] any blows, you may [think of / tumble down]. He is to reisen (nachreisen). If you [hit] somebody with the Zornhau to his side, so you must slightly be above [his blade]. And if he hits You to the other side, so he displaces you in between and must bind, so Indes [and] thrust the sword to his throat; and do not forget, if you redraw with the sword from the man, see that he does not follow you. And what you see you fence with the pommel high in the air and free. This is the short note to the false edge, so you do not split completely.

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