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Meyer’s Rapier – Irongate vs Straight Parrying

Irongate and Straight Parrying are very similar guards and are often mentioned together as if they were almost interchangeable. Both are defensive postures known for their ability to respond to practically any attack. The difference between them is essentially the … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut revisited

When performing the first scalp cut in the vor it is essential that the opponent believes that you actually intend to perform a beat. Your opponent, not you, is the one who actually performs the disengage to the outside. When … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 2)

The second version of the Scalp Cut described by Meyer occurs in the Nach or after. This is essentially a response to cut that is thrown outside measure. The sequence it pretty simple. When you see the opponent about to … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 1)

The Scalp Cut [Schedelhauw], also known as the High Cut [Oberhauw], is a vertical, long edge cut along the line of A-E. Meyer presents two variants, the first occurs when the fencer has the initiative. This is known as being … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Cutting from Eisenport to Einhorn

This cut is quite simple once you see it in action. One is merely going from Eisenport (3rd in Rapier) to Einhorn (1st with the tip upwards) using a J-shaped motion. This cut travels along the line of E to … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Guards Part 3 of 4

The middle guards. Langort – Longpoint This is a transitional guard through which many cuts and thrusts pass. One does not often linger in this guard. Note that the right foot is forward. Pflug – Plow [Master Guard] This master … Continue reading

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