Category Archives: Messer

Renaming the Strikes and Guards

The strikes and guards renamed by Johannes Lecküchner. The Krumphau, or Crooked Stroke, becomes the Weckerhau – the Awakening Stroke. The Zwerchhau, or Thwart Stroke, becomes the Entrüsthau – the Disarming Stroke. The Schielhau, or Squinting Stroke, becomes the Zwingerhau … Continue reading

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The Dussack – a weapon of war

  It is my belief that the development of the dussack is a direct response to conflicts between the Austria-centred Habsburgian and the “Turkish” Ottoman Empires and especially the Battle of Mohács in 1526 and the Siege of Vienna in … Continue reading

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