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Meyer’s Dusack – Zornhut Device 1 (with a Tramazone or two)

This device begins with an invitation. While standing in Zornhut (Wrath Guard), you expose your left side. When the attack comes, you step well to the right with your right foot and counter-cut such that you hit his face and … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Verfliegen or Flitting

Meyer writes, This happens thus: in the Onset or the middle of the work, when you cut at your opponent’s opening, and he goes against you to catch your stroke in the air, then do not let his blade connect … Continue reading

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Revisiting Meyer’s Zornhut

One criteria for evaluating a guard is how many cuts one can throw from it. The more options the guard offers you, the harder it will be for your opponent to predict your next action. Until recently my interpretation of … Continue reading

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Talhoffer 1467, Plate 4 – Zornhut vs vom Tag

In this action, we see two fencers thrusting from the guards Zornhut and vom Tag. This may seem rather unusual, but the reasoning becomes clear if we consider the options that come before it. The Oberhau The play begins with … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Diagonal Cuts from Zornhut on the Left

This action is a bit more complex than the version on the right, but the basic premise is the same: You start with a powerful downward cut and then recover using a second cut. To begin throw a Zornhau along … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Diagonal Cuts from Zornhut on the Right

This sequence has only two guards and two cuts. From Zornhut on the right, step forward while performing a diagonal cut along the line of B to F. This cut is known as a Zornhau or Wrath Cut. You will … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Guards Part 2 of 4

The remaining high guards. vom Tag – From the Roof or From the Day  [Master Guard] Note: There is dispute as to whether Tag should be translated as “from the day” or “from the roof”. Meyer’s describes the vom Tag … Continue reading

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