Practice Notes: Follow-up on the Steeply Angled Zwerch

First of all, since people still refuse to believe what’s right in front of their eyes when it comes to older illustrations, here is Meyer also showing that the Zwerch is performed with a very steeply angled cut.

File:Meyer 1570 Longsword G.jpg

As for effectiveness, we did a lot of tests last night and so far everyone agreed that the steeper angle was faster and hard to parry. It will take awhile to retrain ourselves to not rely solely on the shallow Zwerch.

We are also going to need to refilm our interpretation of Meyer’s example device to use this interpretation of the cut.

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One Response to Practice Notes: Follow-up on the Steeply Angled Zwerch

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