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Maister Liechtenawers Kunstbuech – More on Gripping the Sword with your Buckler Hand

I.33 isn’t the only manual showing the left thumb over the blade. http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Maister_Liechtenawers_Kunstbuech_(Cgm_3712) Note that the right fencer’s sword is in his buckler hand, freeing his sword hand to grab his opponent’s hilt. Here we can clearly see the left … Continue reading

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I.33 – Hand Positions in Half-Shield

When I was seriously studying I.33, half-shield was being taught as having the wrists touching as shown in Paris. And that works reasonably well. But recently Joey Nitti discovered a flaw in that interpretation. Consider these illustrations:   In the … Continue reading

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