Monthly Archives: May 2015

Meyer’s Longsword Workbook 2, Chapter 3 – The Middle and End of the Fight

This is the final chapter on the Example Device. Next up is the cutting patterns, which focuses more on techniques than broad topics. Chapter 3 – The Middle and End of the Fight In this chapter we shall look at … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword 2, Chapter 2 (cont.) – Indes in the Onset

After the detour to introduce the Zwerch, chapter 2 continues with a focus on indes and the example device. This post continues the rough draft of our second German longsword workbook. As always, suggestions are welcome. Meyer German Longsword 1 … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword 2, Chapter 2 – Introducing the Zwerch

This post continues the rough draft of our second German longsword workbook. As always, suggestions are welcome. Meyer German Longsword 1 Meyer’s German Longsword 2 (Preview) Chapter 2 – Indes in the Onset This chapter begins by introducing a new … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Working with Wechsel (Changer)

This is an excerpt from our new study guide, Meyer’s German Longsword 2. Due to the limitations of WordPress, this omits the “fill in the blank” sections that the real workbook will contain. Meyer German Longsword 1 Meyer’s German Longsword … Continue reading

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Meyer’s German Longsword 2, Chapter 1 – Phases of a Fight

This is an excerpt from our new study guide, Meyer’s German Longsword 2. Due to the limitations of WordPress, this omits the “fill in the blank” sections that the real workbook will contain. Meyer German Longsword 1 Meyer’s German Longsword … Continue reading

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Definition: Montante

As it last stood, there is a debate as to whether the montante is just a rising falso that goes into alta or a true edge cut that ascends along the line of a rising falso. I’ve done some more … Continue reading

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First Forged Letter Opener

Made from… some random hunk of steel the instructor gave me. Some cracking in and near the twist, but several people had that problem so we were told it was probably a flaw in the billet. I cheated a bit … Continue reading

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