Maister Liechtenawers Kunstbuech – More on Gripping the Sword with your Buckler Hand

I.33 isn’t the only manual showing the left thumb over the blade.

http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Maister_Liechtenawers_Kunstbuech_(Cgm_3712)

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Note that the right fencer’s sword is in his buckler hand, freeing his sword hand to grab his opponent’s hilt.

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Here we can clearly see the left thumb over the blade.

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Again, a thumb on the blade.

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This time the left thumb is over the quillon.

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2 Responses to Maister Liechtenawers Kunstbuech – More on Gripping the Sword with your Buckler Hand

  1. Interesting images, though they propose more questions rather than giving answers, so while grabbing the balde in the bucler hand is show, we know that from other sources and is not in doubt, that is different though to the thumb on the blade, which I am not arguing agaisnt per see but only questioning the evidence. The thumb over the quillon can also be looked at as the grip given that making it the quillon make for a lopsided and very long cross

    • Grauenwolf says:

      Questions are ok. If we knew all of the answers, we would get bored rather quickly and seek out other topics to study.

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