Category Archives: Polearm

Images of Marozzo’s Partisan

I haven’t done any proper research on these, they are just raw pulls from William Wilson’s scans and the table of contents for that chapter. If you feel like translating hand-written Old Italian let me know and I’ll send you … Continue reading

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Partisan Notes – June 24th

Play – Instructor’s Version Both start in a normal guard with the left hand and foot forward. The agent feint’s to the head from the patient’s right side with an increase of the foot. [Punta Portata] The patient parry’s to … Continue reading

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Intro to Partisan – Basic Cuts

Cut with hands in place Small increase of the foot combined with a cut. Similar to the thrust Punta Portata. This will be horizontal from the outside to the inside, diagonal, or downward. It will normally not be from below … Continue reading

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Intro to Partisan – Basic Parries

Again, assume a right-hand stance. Parry on the High Outside If the left-hand is forward, the outside is to the right. Just as with a rapier, attacks to the outside must come over or under the weapon. Keeping the left … Continue reading

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Intro to Partisan – Basic Thrusts

All of these assume the left-hand starts forward. In practice either hand may be forward. Punta Portata – Thrust with Hands in Place Take a step forward with the left foot only. At the same time, extend the left hand. … Continue reading

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Intro to Partisan – Basic Stance

Starting at attention, hold the partisan in either hand at the balance point. For the sake of argument, assume that it is the right hand. Perform a slight bow (revarance sp?) by sliding your right foot backwards and leaning forwards … Continue reading

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Review: Talhoffer Poleaxe from Revival

As the name implies, this as designed to replicate the poleaxe used in Talhoffer’s fight book. First, a look at the axes in use. As you can see, there is a spear-like spike on the end, an axe-blade on one … Continue reading

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