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Stand with the left foot forward / so that your messer stands with the point before your foot / if he strikes one to you / take the strike from the Roof / with your messer's back / or shoot your point to him high into the face / or twitch the wind strike over your head.
 
Stand with the left foot forward / so that your messer stands with the point before your foot / if he strikes one to you / take the strike from the Roof / with your messer's back / or shoot your point to him high into the face / or twitch the wind strike over your head.
 
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Stand with your left foot forward, so that your messer's point stands in front of your foot. If one strikes to you, remove the strike from the roof with the back of your messer, or put your point above itself into his face, or pull the winding-strike around his read.
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Stand with your left foot forward, so that your messer's point stands in front of your foot. If one strikes to you, remove the strike from the roof with the back of your messer, or put your point above itself into his face, or pull the winding-strike around your head.
 
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Leger dich mit dem linckñ fuſʒ vor / daſʒ dein meſſer mit dem ort for deinẽ fuſʒ ſte / ſchlecht dir ainer cʒu nim den ſtraich vom tag weg mit deinem meſſerruck oder ſcheuſʒ vm dein ort vber ſich in ſein gſicht / oder ʒuck vmb dein kopf dem windt ſtraich
 
Leger dich mit dem linckñ fuſʒ vor / daſʒ dein meſſer mit dem ort for deinẽ fuſʒ ſte / ſchlecht dir ainer cʒu nim den ſtraich vom tag weg mit deinem meſſerruck oder ſcheuſʒ vm dein ort vber ſich in ſein gſicht / oder ʒuck vmb dein kopf dem windt ſtraich

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Andre Paurñfeyndt
Born 15th century
Died 16th century
Occupation
Nationality German
Patron Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg
Movement Liechtenauer Tradition
Influences Johannes Liechtenauer
Influenced
Genres
Language Early New High German
Notable work(s) Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey (1516)
Manuscript(s)
Concordance by Michael Chidester and Jeremiah Smith
Translations Deutsch-Übersetzung

Andre Paurñfeyndt (Paurñfeindt, Paurenfeindt) was a 16th century German Freifechter. He seems to have been a resident of Vienna, although he mentions in his introduction that he served as a bodyguard to Cardinal Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg (1468 - 1540).[1] In 1516, he wrote and published a fencing manual entitled Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey ("Founding of the Chivalric Art of Swordplay"), which Sydney Anglo notes may have been the first illustrated work of its kind.[2] Little else is known about the life of this master, but he describes himself as a Freifechter and the contents of his book make it clear that he was associated with the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. His treatise diverges significantly from the standard teachings of the Liechtenauer tradition, but this may be due to his stated purpose of writing for beginning fencers.

Treatise

Please note that only the first edition of this text (1516) has a complete set of illustrations, and we currently do not have scans of that edition that we are authorized to distribute. This article is illustrated using the remaining three illustrated texts, but following the order laid out in the original. The only exception to this is the image on page H2v of the 1516, which is replaced by the three images used in Egenolff's version. Furthermore, while the Twelve Rules for the Beginning Fencer are unillustrated in Paurñfeyndt's work, this presentation includes the illustrations for six of the twelve found in the MS B.200 (1524).

Additional Resources

References

  1. Ott, Michael. "Matthew Lang." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910.
  2. Anglo, Sydney. The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. p 46. ISBN 978-0-300-08352-1