|Hans Endter Fechtbuch|
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miniature per side
The Hans Endter Fechtuch is a German fencing manual created by Hans Endter some time before 1562. It was previously held by the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany; it was lost during World War II, and its current location is unknown. The manuscript was analyzed by Carl Michael Wiechmann-Kadow in the 19th century, from whom we know that it is a fragmentary copy of Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on the longsword; Wiechmann-Kadow speculated that it was based on the Starhemberg Fechtbuch, but this may simply be because he was not aware any other copies of the Recital.
|1r - 3v
by Jay Acutt
by Carl Michael Wiechmann-Kadow
Created by Hans Endter
This is the Art of the long Sword
[1r] Hansen endters hots gmacht.
Das ist dy kunst des lange Schwerdttes.
[1v] [No text]
This is the Foreword. Hans Liechtenawers Fight Book
[2r] Dis ist die vorred. Hans liechtenawers fechter buoch.
Zorenhawe. krimp, twirg Hat Schiler mit scheitlar. Alber vorsetzt. Nachryssen. Vberlauff. haw leczt. Dorchwechsel. Zuck
[2v] Zorenhawe. krimp, twirg Hat Schiler mit scheitlar. Alber vorsetzt. Nachryssen. Vberlauff. ha w leezt. Dorchwechsel. zuck
Vberlauff. — May God bless Meister Liechtenawer
[3r] Vberlauff. — guot gesneiet segt meister liechtenawer.
- ↑ Beneath is a small coat of arms with a duck swimming.
- ↑ There is then a small illustration of two knights in armour fighting with long swords.
- ↑ A coat of arms (without helm decoration) is shown comprising four red and yellow fields, a yellow cross with a crutch.
- ↑ The subsequent preface is almost the same as in the Starhemberg Fechtbuch, only with slightly different orthographics. At the bottom of the page is a short horizontal rule with knights fighting whilst riding on goats.
- ↑ The Zorenhawe, etc. Including two knights, one of whom wards off the blow of his opponent whilst on bended knee.
- ↑ Below are two knights whose swords form a cross.
- ↑ Contains no text, only a painting depicting two knights on horseback, who come to blows with swords held up at one another.
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