Category Archives: Paulus Hector Mair

Mair’s Longsword – Krumphau from Both Sides

When you come to the closing with the opponent, set the left foot forward and hold your sword with the point at your right side and remain hence standing in the Krumphaw (Crooked/Off-line strike). If he then strikes you from … Continue reading

Posted in Longsword, Paulus Hector Mair | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mair’s Longsword – A Play of Zornhau Against the Thrust (revised)

Translations: http://www.hroarr.com/manuals/liechtenauer/mair_longsword.pdf http://freifechter.com/PHM_Longsword_full.pdf http://freifechter.com/PHM_Longsword_2.pdf First Actor – Myer’s German Translation Zornhau Against the Thrust It happens that you stand with the Zornhaw (Wrath Strike) with the left foot forward. Then follow after with the right and hit him strongly from … Continue reading

Posted in Longsword, Paulus Hector Mair | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Paulus Hector Mair’s Halberd – The First Two Oberhau

Stance The halberds are held high on the haft, with the left foot forward and the left knee deeply bent.  According to the illustration, the right hand can have a normal or reverse grip. For this drill we experimented with … Continue reading

Posted in Halberd, Paulus Hector Mair | Leave a comment

Mair’s Longsword – A Play of Zornhau Against the Thrust

Translations: http://www.hroarr.com/manuals/liechtenauer/mair_longsword.pdf http://freifechter.com/PHM_Longsword_full.pdf http://freifechter.com/PHM_Longsword_2.pdf First Actor – Myer’s German Translation Zornhau Against the Thrust It happens that you stand with the Zornhaw (Wrath Strike) with the left foot forward. Then follow after with the right and hit him strongly from … Continue reading

Posted in Longsword, Paulus Hector Mair | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Paulus Hector Mair – Prechfennster or the Speaking Window Guard

I’m not sure how the initial cut is supposed to work here, but it sure looks interesting.  It happens like this in the Prechfennster (Speaking Window): stand with your right foot forward and hold your hilt in front of your … Continue reading

Posted in Longsword, Paulus Hector Mair | Tagged | 1 Comment

Paulus Hector Mair’s Sword and Buckler – Two Bindings from the Left Side

The second plate, numbered 18, covers three devices. Like plate 17, they alternate between fencers. The first play begins with the left foot forward and sword refused. The weak of the blade is actually supported by the buckler. First Device, … Continue reading

Posted in Paulus Hector Mair, Sword and Buckler | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Paulus Hector Mair’s Sword and Buckler – Two Upper Bindings from the Right Side

I am using the translation by Keith P. Meyers. He begins with book 2, plate 17, which contains the first sword and buckler plate. Since this translation was specifically aimed at the sword and buckler section, a lot of theory … Continue reading

Posted in Paulus Hector Mair, Sword and Buckler | Tagged , , | 1 Comment