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Ablauffen (Ablaufen, Running-Off or Flowing-Off) means to withdraw from or evade the opponent’s weapon by rotating the blade downwards around the hilt. It is one of several techniques featured in the Handworks section of longsword techniques in Joachim Meÿer's canon, and is also referenced in the longswoard and dussack sections of Paulus Hector Mair. The earliest appearance for Ablauffen is in the messer treatises of Johannes Lecküchner.

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