German School of Swordsmanship

The German school of fencing (Deutsche Fechtschule) was taught throughout the Holy Roman Empire in the 14th to the 17th centuries as described in the Fechtbücher (“fight books” or “combat manuals”). It notably comprises the techniques of the two-handed longsword (Langschwert). Most of the authors are, or claim to be, in the tradition of the 14th century master...

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