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The typical Wiktenauer style is to break up the Recital into verses in a standard fashion according to their rhyme scheme. In the case of Lecküchner, however, the Recital is already broken into discrete lines in most extant copies, but the precise separation varies from copy to copy. The format of the various copies has therefore been preserved in this table in order to allow comparison (even though that means leaving the Vienna version completely un-separated).

Draft Translation (from the Heidelberg) Draft translation
by Grzegorz Żabiński, Russell A. Mitchell, Falko Fritz

Heidelberg Transcription (1478) [edit]
by Grzegorz Żabiński, Russell A. Mitchell, Falko Fritz

Salzburg Transcription (1491) [edit]
by Dierk Hagedorn

Vienna Transcription (1512) [edit]
by Dierk Hagedorn

Glasgow Transcription (1533) [edit]

Dresden (Mair) Transcription (1542) [edit]
by Pierre-Henry Bas

Vienna (Mair) German Transcription (1550s) [edit]

Munich (Mair) Transcription (1540s) [edit]

Vienna (Mair) Latin Transcription (1550s) [edit]

Munich Transcription (1556) [edit]

[] This is the art and charter on the Messer of Sir Hans Leckuchner of Nürnberg, which he did and put together himself, the text and the explanation of it.

[] The foreword

Pay attention on the following
As far as Messer fencing is concerned
Learn things that decorate you
And reward in friendly and in serious combat
By means of that you frighten
and edify skillfully the masters

Here begins the foreword on the Messer and states that who wants to fight well with the Messer, should learn the proper art and obey to this art and skill written below. This way, he will be able to stand with the rightful art in front of the princes and lords, and his art will be better rewarded to him than to other masters who do not know these things and cannot perform them. Namely, there are many masters of the sword who do not know the art of the Messer and cannot excogitate it properly. Who is able to perform this thing and this art, there are numerous serious elements by which he can beat the masters well and skillfully force them so that they must let themselves be beaten, thrust, led, thrown and held against their wish. The text follows.

[2r.2]  |Dye vor red.

Ob dw wild achten
|Messer vechten betrachten
|So leren dinck daß dich zyrtt
|Zw schympff zu ernest hofirtt
|Da mit dw erschreckest
|Und dy meyster kunstenlich erbeckest

|Hye hebt sich an dy vor rede ym messer und sagtt wer woll vechten ym messer das er soll lerenen [2v.1] rechte kunst und sich geben auff dyse nach geschriben art und kûnst so mag er wol pestan mitt rechter kunst vor fuersten und vor herren ym soll aych pillicher seyner kunst paß geluenet werden den anderen meysteren dye dyser dinck nicht wyssen und sich nicht dar eyn kunnen schicken wann eß syn vill meysteren des swercz dye nicht wyssen von der artt deß messers noch rechtt aussynnen mugen wer sich aber yn dyse ding und artt schicken kann der findt vill ernestlicher stuck da mit er dy meyster wol mag uff wecken und kunstenlichen weschlyssen daß sy sich an danck schlagen stossen fueren werffen halten mussen lassen Sequitur textus



[138r] Der zetel des Duseggen Fechtens

Ob du Nimpst acht
das duseggen fechten recht betracht
So lern dinng das dich ziert
zu schinpff zu Ernst hofiert
Damit du Erschreckest
die Maisterfrey kunstlich erweckest

Wellicher will Lernen Fechten Inn Duseggen. der soll Lernen rechte Kumst / vnnd sich geben auf dise Nachgeschribne Art. So mag Er wol bestan vor fursten vnnd herzen. Im soll auch seinner Kunnst billich bas gelonnt werden dann anndern Mai= [138v.1] stern die des dinngs nit wissen. Vnnd. sy nit kinden darem schicken wann es seind vil Maister des schwerts die nichts wissen der Art des duseggen. noch recht auszinnen mögen. Wer sich Inn diese dinng vnnd art schicken kann. der finndt vil ernnstliche stuckh dar Inn er die Maister wol mag aufwecken. vnnd kunnstlich beschliessen. das sy sich on danck schlagen. stossen. fieren. werffen vnnd hallten muessen lassen.

[] Who displaces only
Will be hurt by the entire art

Here the master ended the foreword and now he gives you a good teaching. Understand it this way: when you come to a man in the Zufechten, you should not stand still with the Messer and wait for his strokes. That is because the swordsmen who only want to displace are beaten a lot, because as they try to displace, they cannot perform any rightful art and this way, as they do not want to do anything but displace and they want to look at other men’s strokes and work, they are beaten and weakened in spite of their entire art.



[] “Simultaneously,” “before” and “after,” these words
are the keep of the entire art
“Weak” and “strong”-check them wisely
So that you are fencing skillfully

Here the master states and announces the base of the Messer fencing and says: “simultaneously,” “before” and “after,” etc. You should understand it this way that you should learn properly before all other things these two things, that is the “before” and the “after” and the “strong” and the “weak,” and the word “simultaneously,” as the base of the entire art of fencing comes therefrom. And if you learn and understand these things properly, and additionally you do not forget the word “simultaneously” in all the elements you have performed, you can be well a good master of the Messer and you can teach the princes and lords so that they stand well with the rightful art in friendly and in serious combat.

[3r.2] Yndeß vor und nach dy wortt
Seyn aller kunst eyn hortt
Swech und sterck prueff weyslich
So dw wild vechten kunstenlich

Hye sagt der meyster und meldt [3v.1] den gruntt deß messer vechtenß und spricht ÿndes vor und nach etc Daß soltu alzo verstan daß dw vor allen dingen recht vernemen sollt dy czwen dyng daß ist daß vor und daß nach und dy swech und dy sterck und daß wortt yndeß wann dar auß kumbt aller grund aller der künst deß vechtenß und wenn dw dy ding recht vernymbst und verstest und zw vor an deß worcz yndeß nicht vergist yn allen stucken dy dw treyben pist So magst dw wol eyn gutter meyster deß messerß seyn und magst leren fursten und herren daß sy mit rechter kunst wol bestan yn schympff und yn ernest etc

[46v.2] Indes / vor / vnd noch / die wort
Sin aller kuenst ein hort
Schwech / vnd sterck / prieff wißlich
Ob du wilt vechten kuenstlich

|Hie saget der meinster vnd meldett den gruent des messers vechten vnd sprichtt Indeß vor vnd noch etc Daß soltu also verstan daß du vor allen dingen recht vernemen solt die zweÿ ding dz ist daß vor vnd noch vnd die schwech vnd sterck vnd daß wort indeß wan darueß kuemptt aller gruentt aller der künst deß messers vechtens vnd [47r.1] wen dü die ding recht vernÿempst vnd verstoest vnd zue vor an daß wortt Indes nit vergist In allen stuecken die du triben bist |So magstu wol eyen guetter meinster deß messers sin vnd magst fuersten vnd heren leren dz sie mit rechter kuenst woll besten In schÿmff vnd In ernst ~

[]

Then, the “before” is that if you are coming with a stroke sooner than he so that he has to displace. So work “simultaneously” skillfully with the Messer in front of you or with other elements and do not let him come to any work afterwards. This way, you have acquired the “before.”


[3v.2] Item daß vor ist do dw ee kumbst mit dem haw den er daß er dir verseczen müß So erbayt yndeß behentlich fuer dich mit dem messer oder mit andern stucken und laß yn dar nach zw kayner erbait kummen [4r.1] alzo hastu ym an gebunnen daß vor

[139r.2] Das vor

Item das vor Ist so du Ehe kumpst Mit dem Duseggen oder mit dem haw dann er. das er dir versetzen muosz. so ar= [139v.1] bait Indes behenndigclich mit dem Duseggen fur dich oder sunnst mit anndern stuckhen vnnd lasz In darnach zu kainner arbait kummen also hastu Im abgenommen das vor.

[]

And if he comes sooner than you with the work or with the stroke and you have to displace it, work “simultaneously” skillfully with the Messer or otherwise with the elements. This way, you take the “before” from him with your “after,” and this is called the “before” and “after.”


[]

Then, you should also know before all other things the “weak” and the “strong” of the Messer. Be aware that from the hilt to the middle of the Messer there is the “strong” and from the middle down to the point there is the “weak.” And how you should fence therefrom, you find written afterwards, and also what the word “simultaneously” is.


[]

Learn six strokes
first-hand against the defense
Put the left hand on the back or
on the chest if you want to twitch the defense

Here teaches the master how one should hold himself in the Messer fencing and how one should prepare to it. And firstly, you should fence with one hand with the Messer and you should have the other one on the back. If you want to fight with the empty hand, as in Messer-taking, grasping, clenching the arms etc., you should turn the hand from the back to the chest when you want to perform something on him on the inside over the arm.


[4r.4] Sechs hew lere
Auß eyner handt wyder dy were
Dy linck handt leg auff die rucken

[4v.1] Auff dye prüst wiltu wer czucken

Hye lert der meyster wye man sych halten sol yn dem vechten deß messerß und wye man sich dar eyn sol[1] schicken und züm ersten söltu mit eyner hendt vechten mit dem messer und dy ander soltu auff dem rück haben ob dw aber wild mit lerer hand vechten alz mit messer nemen ubergreiffen arm beschlyssen etc So solt dw dy hand von dem rück auff dy prust wenden waß dw ym wild ynbendig vber den armen treyben etc


[47r.5] Sechs heulb lere
Aus eyner hant wider die were

[47v.1] Die linck hant leg vff den rucken
Vff die prust wiltu verzucken

|Hie lert der meinster wie man sich schuecken sol in dem vechten deß messers vnd wie man sich darin schuecken sol vnd zuem ersten soltu mit eyner hant fechten mit dem messer vnd die ander vff dem ruecken halten |Ob du aber willt mit lerer hant vechten als mit messer nemen vber grieffen arm beschlueßen etc |So soltu die hant von dem rueck vff die bruest wenden waß du wiltt Inlbendig uber den arm triben etc






[] Secondly, the six hidden strokes are described and mentioned in the text, from that many good elements come, if one can perform them right and know how to prepare them skillfully. And how you should perform them with three elements, you will be taught afterwards. The text follows.

[]

The Zornhau, Wecker
Entrüsthau, Zwinger,
Geferhau with Wincker

Here the master names the six hidden strokes, as each is called with its name, so that you can learn the elements in a better way. And he says that the first is called the Zornhau, the other the Wecker, the third the Entrüsthau, the fourth the Zwinger, the fifth the Geferhau and the sixth is called the Wincker. These are the six elements and are the main elements, as you will see afterwards. The text follows.




[]

The Bastei, displace
Draw after, overrun and set off
The change through, twitch
Run through, press the cutting off
Run off, take over
Go through, bow, take the defense
Hang, the windings against the openings
Strike the stroke from below, learn to discourage

Here the master lists the other main elements: these are seventeen. The first are the four guards-they are referred to as the text says: the Bastei.


[5r.2b] Dy pasteyn, versecz
Nachrayß, uberlauff, und absecz
Den wechsel, durchczuck
Lauff durch, dy abschnydt, druck

[5v.1] Ablauff, penymb
Durchgee, pogen, dy wer nymb
Heng, dy wind, gen plossen
Slag, dy straych ler verdrossen

Hye czelt der meyster dy andren hawbt stuck der seyn sybenczehen daß erst Das erst seyn dy vyer leger dy werden peruert so der text sprich dy pasteyn du











[] Then, the other element is called displacing-it is referred to as the text says: displace.

[] Then, the third are the drawing after-it is referred to as it is said: drawing after.

[] Then, the fourth are overrunning-it is referred to as it is said: run over.

[] Then, the fifth are setting off-it is referred to as it is said: set off.

[] Then, the sixth are changing through-the master refers to it as he says: change through.

[] Then, the seventh is called twitching-it is referred to as he says: twitch.

[] Then, the eighth are running through-they are referred to as it is said: run through.

[] Then, the ninth are cutting off or the four cuts-it is referred to as it is said: cutting off.

[] Then, the tenth is called pressing the hands-it is referred to as he says: press.

[] Then, the eleventh are running off-it is referred to as he says: run off.

[] Then, the twelfth are taking over-it is referred to as he says: take over.

[] Then, the thirteenth are going through-it is referred to as he says: go through.

[] Then, the fourteenth is called the bow-it is referred to as he says bow.

[] Then, the fifteenth is called taking the Messer-it is referred to as it is said: take the defense.

[] Then, the sixteenth are the hangings-they are referred to as it is said: hang.

[] Then, the seventeenth are winding with the Messer-the master refers to it for us as he says: wind against the openings.

Thus, you have the main elements which are twenty-three. [The text] follows.

[]

What is turned against you
The Zornhau point break it well
If you want to ashame him
Learn to take away on the Messer

As the master divided the Messer fencing into the different techniques and described each of them with a name. Now he begins to speak about the first part of the division, that is about the Zornhau. And one is to know that the Zornhau Ort breaks all the strokes from above but is still nothing else but a simple peasant stroke.




[] Then, do it this way: when he strikes from above from the right side to the head, strike from your right side[2] also from above angrily[3] above together to displace him. Then Let “simultaneously” your point shoot forwards towards his face or the chest and “simultaneously” turn your Messer against his, so that the long edge stands above and the short edge is below. If he becomes aware of the point, wind again the point on his left side towards the face, so that always the long edge is above. If he becomes aware of the point, pull up the Messer on the upper Messer’s blade against his Messer and strike to him at the other side to the head. This is called taking away on the Messer.

[7r.2] Item treyb den alzo wenn er von der rechten seytten oben zw dem kopff schlecht so haw von deyner rechten seytten auch von oben mit ym zörnycklich gleych an alle versaczung oben eyn yndes laß den ort gerichtes füer eyn schyssen zw dem gesichtt [7v.1] oder prust und wendt deyn messer gegen dem seynen daß dy lang sneydt oben stee und dy kurcz unten wirt er deß orcz gebar so wyndt wyder auff seyn lincke seytten den ort zw dem gesicht daß ewchling dy lang schneyd oben stee wirt er deß orcz gewar so reysß am messer uff oben an deß messerß klingen von seynem messer und haw ym zw der andren seytten an seyneß messerß klyngen wyder zw dem kopff daß heysset abgenumen etc

[48v.10] |Item den tribe also wan er von der rechten syten oben zue dem koppff schlecht |So haulb von diner rechten syten auch von oben mit Im zorniclichen glich an al versatzüng [49r.1] oben In Indeß loß den ortt fur In schuessen Im zue dem gesiecht oder brust vnd wend Indes din messer gegen dem sinen dz die lang schnide oben ste vnd die kurtz vntten wuertt er dz orttz gewar so wende wider vff sin lincken siten den ort zu dem gesicht dz euechling die lange schnid oben ste wurtt er dz ortz geware so rieß im messer vff an das messers clingen wider von sinen messer vnd haulb im von zu der andern siten zu dem kopff dz heist ab genomen Im messer etc

[]

Then, if he strikes from above his right side, strike also angrily together with him and turn the point to the face against the Messer, so that the right edge is above. If he becomes aware of the thrust, let your point “simultaneously” go down and go between you and him high with it and strike to his right side from above to the head with the long edge etc.



[] Then, you can also do it with the short edge and also strike or you can strike to the head with the Entrüsthau, as soon as you let the point sink, it all goes right, so that you can perform it rightfully.

[97r.27] Item auch magstu das mit der kůrtzen schneiden vnd auch also schlahen oder mit dem entrist mustu zu [97v.1] dem kopff hawen / als offt du ein ort last sincken das ghet alles recht zů / so du das recht treyben kanst /

[]

You can also do the doubling in it, which is also quite good in the work.



[]

Then, if he takes you away on the Messer, turn your Messer with the back of your Messer a bit on his one and strike at him from above to the opening, so that you strike through his head, amen.




[] Then, another breaking against the taking away:

“Simultaneously” as he takes away, step sideways away from the stroke and work to his next opening with the stroke.

[] Then, another breaking: “simultaneously” as he takes away, thrust at his face.

[]

Strike, thrust, notice
In the binding whether soft or hard
Pay attention to “before”, “after” and “simultaneously”
Consider rightfully the course of the “war”

Now, the master has said about the first element, that is about the Zornhau. Now he says a good teaching, that is, if one strikes or thrusts together with you, you should notice well, as one Messer sparks on the other, whether he is “soft” or “hard” in the binding. And as soon as you realise this, work “simultaneously” in the “war” according to the “soft” and to the “hard” to the next opening.



[49r.6] Haulb / stich / merck
Im band / weich / oder hert /

[49v.1] Vor / vnd nocht / indes / hab acht
Die leuff des kriegs recht betracht

|So nuen der meinster von dem ersten stueck hat gesaget als von dem zorn haulb |Nu saget er eyn gut lere dz ist wan eÿner mit dir zue haulbt oder sticht So soltu eben mercken wan eyn messer an daß ander glitz ob er Im bandt wiechtt oder hart ist vnd als bald du daß entpfindest |So arbeÿtt Indes mit dem krÿeg noch der weich vnd noch der hartt zu der nesten ploß /


[] Know that if you can work properly with the “war” and you lead it well, he is hardly able to escape from you You can do your work on him, so that he is hardly able to come from you without having been beaten. And what is “before” and “after,” you have heard before, and what is the “war” you will be taught afterwards. The text follows.

[8v.2]  Wyß wenn dw mit dem krig recht erbaytten kanst und den recht füerst so kann er dir hartt entgen dw macht dwu ym erbat machen daß er kawm von dir vngeschlagen kumen mag und waß daß vor und daß nach ist daß hastu vor gehort und [9r.1] waß aber der kryeg ist daß wirstu hyn nach unterricht etc Sequitur textus

[]

The war dissolve
Above and below, wait for the openings

Here the master says what the war is and what one should perform therefrom towards the four peaks, that is to the four openings. Now, it is to be known that the war are the “windings” in the Messer and the work therefrom with the point to the four openings. This is called the war.




[] Now, you should perform the war this way: if you strike the Zornhau together with him, as soon as he displaces, go high with the arm and wind him the point on his Messer from above to the face to his left side. If he sets the thrust aside, go to the lower peak to his right side and set him the point on. If he follows your Messer with the displacement, seek another peak with the point, downwards to the left side. If he becomes aware of the point, seek the fourth peak with the point, to the face to his right side. And when you want to prepare for the war, you should cleverly understand to always go high with the arm in front of the head, and sink the point to the peaks.

[9r.3]  Nü den kryeg soltu alzo treyben wenn dw mit ym eyn hawest den czorenhaw alzo pald er denn verseczt So far auff mit dem armen wyndt ym den ortt an seyn messer oben eyn zw dem gesicht seyner lincken seytten Seczt er denn den stich ab so far yn dy unteren czynnen auff seyn rechte seytten und secz ym den ortt an volgt er denn deynem messer nach mit der versaczung so suech mit dem ortt dy andern [9v.1] czynnen unten auff der lincken seytten wirtt er deß orcz gewar so süech dy vyertten czynnen mit dem ortt zw dem gesicht auff seyner rechten seytten und wenn dw dich alzo yn den kryg wild legen so soltu dich weyslich versehen daß dw albegen mit dem armen auff farest yn dy hoch fuer daß hawbtt und senck den ortt auff dy czynnen

[49v.4] |Nu den krieg trib also wan du mit im zuhauelbest den zorn haulb als bald er den versetz |So far vff mit dem arm wind im den ortt an sin messer oben In zue dem gesichtt siner lincken siten Setz er den stich ab |So far in in die vnttern zÿnnen vff sin rechte siten vnd setz im den ortt an folget er dan dinen messer noch mit der versatzüng So stich mit dem ortt die [50r.1] die andern zÿnnen vntten vff die linck siten wurtt er deß ortz gelbar so stich die vierde zynnen mit dem ortt zu dem gesicht vff siner rechten siten vnd wend du dich in den krieg wil legen |So soltu dich weißlich versehen dz du alllbegen mit dem arm vff farest in die hoege fur daz haupt vnd senck den ortt vff die zinnen

[142v.2] Item den krieg mach also. Wann du mit Im ein hawest. den zornhaw. als hab er den versetzt. so far auf mit dem arm. vnnd winnd Im den Ort an seinnem Duseggen oben ein zu dem gesicht seinner linncken seitten. setzt den stich ab. so far Inn die vnndern [143r.1] Zinnen seinner rechten seitten Vnnd setz Inn den Ort an. volgt er dann deinnem Duseggen nach mit der versatzunng so stich mit den Ort zu der anndern zinnen. vnnden auf die linnckh seitten. wirt er des orts gewar. so stich die vier zinnen mit dem Ort zum gesicht auf seinner rechten seitten. Vnnd wann du dich also Inn den krieg wildt Legen so soltu dich weyszlich fursehen. das du alwegen mit dem arm auf farest Inn die höche fur das haupt. vnnd sennckh den Ort fur die zinnen.

[] I tell you that if you have practiced the war and its properties with prudence, your adversary will be weakened from above and from below. The text follows.

[] There are four peaks
That you should acquire
The vigilant notices
Where they are with risk


Here the master says that you in the Zufechten, that is, while you come to the man, should not strike to his Messer, but you should diligently attack the four peaks.

[9v.3] Vyer seyn der czynnen
Dy dw sölt gewynnen
Der wach nymb war
Wo sy sey mit gefar


Nw sagt der meyster daß dw ym [10r.1] zw vechten so dw zw dem man kumbst söltu mit nicht dem man nach dem messer hawen Sünder dw sölt dich fleysig remen der vyer czynnen

[]

The first one is the right side, the other is the left side also above the belt of the man.



[]

The two other peaks are the left side and the right one below the belt of the man.



[] Take one of the openings and do not pay attention to what he does against you. Strike to it bravely; in case he displaces, strike quickly to the other peak, to the next opening that you can acquire. You should also wait for the body of the man and not for the Messer. The text follows.

[] If you have grasped that
The peaks are acquired
If you want to take revenge
And break skillfully the four peaks
Double from above
And mutate from below

Here the master says that if one strikes to you honestly and you want to take revenge on him and break skillfully the peaks, so that you can beat him at his own game, be it pleasant or painful to him, perform the doubling against the “strong” of the Messer and the mutating against the “weak.” I tell you for the truth that he is hardly able to guard himself against the strokes and is hardly able to come to the strokes before your strokes.

[10r.5] Hastü daß vernümmen
Dÿ czynnen seyn gebunnen

[10v.1] Wiltu dich rechen
Dy vyer czynnen Künstenlich prechen
Oben dwplir
Do nyder gancz mütir

Hye sagt der meyster ob dir eyner ernestlich eyn hawett wiltu dich denn rechen an ym und dy czynnen kunstenlich prechen daß dw yn uber seynen danck magst schlagen eß sey ym lyeb oder laydt so treyb dy dwpliren gegen der sterck deß messerß und daß mutiren gegen der swech Ich sag dir fuer war daß er dich hartt vor schlegen hutten kann und vor deynen schlegen hart zw schlegen kummen mag etc

[50r.7] Hastu daß vernümen
die zÿnnen sint gewünen
Wiltu dich rechen

[50v.1] die vier zinnen kuenstlich brechen
Oben duplier / Vnten gantz muettier


|Hie sagett der meinster von eyner ernstlichen Inhaulbüng als von den zynnen wie du dich regchen soltt vnd saget der meinster hie von dem dupliren ~

[144r.3] Hastu das vernommen
die zinnen send gewünnen
Wiltu dich rechen
die zinnen künnstlich prechen

[144v.1] Oben duplier
da niden mutier

Item wann dir ainner Ernstlich einnhawt. wildu dich ann Im Rechen vnnd die zinnen kunstlich prechen das du In vber seinn dannckh magst schlachen. es sey Im lieb oder laid. so treib das dupliern gegen der sterckh des Dusegens. vnnd dz Mutieren gögen der schwech. Ich sag dir fur war. das er von deinnen schlegen hart vngeschlagen kummen kann

[] Then, perform the doubling this way: if he strikes to you from above coming from his right shoulder, so strike from your right with strength the same way as he from above to the head. If he displaces the stroke with the strength, wind the hilt under your right arm and go quickly high with the arm and strike him with the long edge behind the blade of his Messer to the head.

[10v.2] Item daß dwpliren treyb also wenn er dir oben zw hawet von seyner rechten achsel so haw auch von deyner rechten mit ym geleich starck oben zw dem kopff versecz er denn [11r.1] den haw mit sterck so wendt daß gehultz unter deyn rechten armen und far pald auff mit dem armen und schlag yn mit der langen schneyden hynter seyneß messerß klingen auff den kopff

[] Then, if you strike to him from your left side and bind him on his Messer with the long edge, go quickly high with the arm and remain standing on the Messer and strike to him behind the blade of his Messer with the blunt edge.

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Then, it was said about the doubling. Now, it is said about the mutating that you should perform it this way: if you strike to him from your right shoulder strongly from above and he displaces and is “weak in the Messer,” wind to him on your left side on to his Messer and go with it well high with the arms. Then, hang the point to him from above over his Messer and go with the arm high over his Messer, and thrust at him to the other peak.


[11r.3] Item Nw gesagt ist von dem dwpliren und wye man daß treyben söl nw wirt gesagt von dem mutiren und daß mütiren treyb alzo wenn dw ym von deyner rechten achseln oben starck eyn hawest verseczt er und ist waych ym messer so wynd auff deyn lincke seytten an seynz messer und far wöl auff mit dem armen und heng ym den ortt oben uber seyn messer und far da mit [11v.1] dem armen auff uber seyn messer und stich ym zw der anderen czynnen etc



[144v.3] Das Mvnndiern

Item das Mvndiern treib also wann du von deinner rechten Achsel oben. ein starckh hawest. versetzt en vnnd ist waich Im Duseggen. so winnd auf dein Linncken seiten auf sein Dusegen. vnd

[] Then, have you bound from your left side with the long edge at his Messer: go high with the arm and remain with the same edge at his Messer and wind to his left side over his Messer and thrust at him to the other peak of his left side. This way you can perform the two elements from all the strokes after you have feeled whether he is “soft” or “hard” “on the Messer.” The text follows.

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Do the Wecker skillfully
Turn the point to the face
Who is doing Wecker well with steps
Stretches many strokes a lot

Here the master has explained and told about the first chapter with his characteristics. Now he commences to the other chapter and says: Do the Wecker skillfully, etc.


[11v.3] weck aüff behendt
Den ort zw gesicht wendt
Wer mit schritten wol becket
Vil hew er ser strecket

So nw der meyster daß erst stuck auß gelegt hat und erczelt mit seyner eygenschafft nw hebt er an [12r.1] daß ander stuck und spricht weck auff wehendt etc


[50v.4] Weck vff behend
Den ortt zu gesicht wind
Wer mit schritten wol wecket
Vil haulb er sere strecket

Hie saget der meinster von eymen haupt stueck vnd von [51r.1] eynen haulb vnd ist genat der wecker haulb der ander


[] Now notice that the Wecker is one of the four displacements against the four guards, as with it one obtains the Stier and the Eber, and the strokes from below.


[] Then, perform the Wecker this way: when you come to a man with the Zufechten and he stands against you and holds his Messer in front of the head in the guard of the Stier on his left side, put your left foot forwards and have your Messer on your right shoulder or in the Schrankhut at the right leg and leap with the right foot well to your right side and strike to him with the right edge well on his Messer. “Simultaneously” wind the point into his face.

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Then, know that the Schranckhut is good and one can perform many elements therefrom.




[] You should also perform the Wecker therefrom on both sides and perform the Schranckhut this way:

When you come with the Zufechten to the man, put your left foot forwards and hold your Messer with the point to your right side on the ground and the long edge be turned upwards on the Messer, and expose yourself with the left side. If he strikes to you from above to the opening, leap out of the stroke with your right foot well to the right side and wind the hilt of the Messer under your arm and strike to him with the long edge to his Messer and turn the blunt edge to his head.

[12r.4]  Und den wecker soltu dar [12v.1] auß machen von payden seytten nw yn dy schranckhütt schick dich alzo Wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man kümbst so secz deyn lincken fues fuer und hallt deyn messer mit dem ortt auff deyner rechten seytten auff der erden daß dy lang schneyd oben gebendt sey am messer und gib dich alzo ploß mit der lincken seytten hawtt er dir den zw der plöß oben eyn so spring ausß dem haw mit dem rechten fueß wol auff dy recht seytten und wynd daß gehulcz deß messerß unter deyn armen und schlag ym mit der langen schneyden auff seyn messer und wendt ym dy stumpff schneyd auff seyn hawbt

[145v.3] vnnd den wecker soltu darausz treiben von baiden seitten Nunn Inn die schrannckhut schickh dich also wann du mit dem zufechten zu dem Mann kompst. so setz den linncken fuosz fur. vnnd halt dein Duseggen mit dem Ort auf deinner Rechten seiten auf der Erden. das die kurtz schneid oben stee an dem Duseggen. vnnd gib dich also plosz ander linncken seitten hawt er dann zu der plosz oben ein. so spring ausz dem haw mit dem rechten fuosz. wol auf dein Rechte seitten vnnd wennd das [146r.1] gehultz des Duseggen vnnder dein Arm vnnd schlag. In mit der kurtzen schneid auf seinn Duseggen bey der hannd. vnnd wind Im die stumpff schneide auf sein haupt vnnd arbait Indes als du wol bericht bist seinner nechsten plösse zu.

[] Then, assume the Schranckhut on the left side this way: if you come with the Zufechten to the man, put your right foot forwards and hold your Messer with the point at your left side on the ground, so that the short edge is above on the Messer. And expose yourself with the right side. If he strikes to your opening, step with your left foot well out of the stroke to your left side and strike at him while stepping with the short edge over his Messer near the hand and turn the long edge to his head or thrust at his face as before.

[12v.2] Item alzo schick dich yn dy schranckhut zw der lincken seytten wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man kümbst so secz den rechten fuß fuer und hallt deyn messer mit dem ort neben deyner lincken seytten uff der erden daß dÿ kurcz schneyd [13r.1] an dem messer oben stee und gib dich mit der rechten seytten ploß hawt er dir den zw der plöß so schreyt mit dem lincken füß wol ausß dem haw auff deyn lincke seytten und schlag yn mit yn dem schrit mit der kurczen schneyd uber seyn messer pey der hand und wendt ym dy lang schneyd uff seyn hawbt oder stich ym zw dem gesicht alz vor etc

[51r.5] |Item Also schick dich in die schranckhutt zu der lincken siten wan du mit dem zu vechten zu dem man kümpst so setz din rechten fus für vnd halt dein messer mit dem ortt [51v.1] nahent diener lincken siten vff der erden dz die kürtz schnid im messer oben sy vnd gib dich mit der rechten siten ploß haut er dir dan zu der ploß |So schrit mit dinen lincken fuß wol vß dem haulb vff din lincke siten vnd schlag in mitten der kurtzen schniden uber sin messer by der hant vnd wind im die lang schnid vff sin hauptt oder stich im zu dem gesicht

[] Do not do the Wecker to the left, strike short
Change through the right and strike

Here the master states an element against the guard from the Luginsland and against the Stier. And perform it in this way: when you come with the Zufechten to the man and he stands in these guards or stances announced above, and you stand in the Schranckhut, do as if you wanted to strike the Wecker to him to his left side, but do not deliver the stroke. Instead, “simultaneously” change through to the other next peak and thrust at his face to his right side, or as you change, strike the short edge over his Messer to his right side and let the point fall well over his Messer to his left side, and strike with the right edge through his head. Amen. The text follows.

[13r.2] Weck linck nicht kürcz haw
Den wechsel recht paw

Hye sagt der meyster eyn prüch wyder dy hut auß dem luginsland und auß dem stiren den pruch treyb alzo wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem gest stet er den yn dysen ob gemelten hutten eyner und dw stest yn der schranckhuet so thw sam dw ym den wecker wollest hawen zw seyner lincken seytten und verpring den haw nicht sunder wechsel yndeß [13v.1] durch uff dy andern negsten czynnen und stich ym zw dem gesicht oder ym wechsel so schlag dy kurcz schneyd uber seyn messer auff seyner rechten seytten und senck den ort wol uber seyn messer uff seyner lincken seytten und haw ym dy recht schneyd durch seyn kopff amen Sequitur textus

[97v.21] Weck linck nit kurtz hew der wechsel recht pruch

Hie sagt der meister eynen bruch dy hůt In lůginßland vnd auß dem styren / den bruch treyb also wan du mit dem zuvechten zu dem man gheest stat er Im messer der obgnanten hůt oder leger eyner / vnd [98r.1] du steest in der schranck hůt / so thů gleych ob du welest In dem messer hawen zu seiner lincken seyten / vnd verspring den hew nit / sunder verwechsel In des durch auff dy nechsten anderen zynnen / vnd stich Im zu dem gesicht auff sein r. s. oder In den wechsel so schlach Im dy kurtz schneid vber sein messer auff der rechten seyten vnd senck den ort wol vber sein messer auff sein lincken seytten vnd haw Im dy recht schneyd durch sein kopff

[] Strike the Wecker to the left
Show the changing through with it

Here the master states a good element. If one stands in the guard of the Luginsland or in the Stier or so, and strikes to you from the Luginsland, rest in the Schranckhut on your left side and strike to him with the blunt edge to his Messer and “simultaneously” go high with the arm and change through and thrust at his face or chest to his left side.

[146v.2] Den weckher linck haw
dürchwechsel. damit. schaw

Item mer ain gut stuckh Inn der hut luginsland oder Inn dem Stier oder so er auf dich schlecht ausz dem luginslannd. so lig Inn der schrannckhut. auf der linncken seitten vnnd haw die stumpff schneid [147r.1] auf sein Duseggen. Indes far hoch auf Mit dem Arm. vnnd wechsel Im durch vnnd stich Im zum gesicht oder der prust auf sein lincke seitten.


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Then, if you want to try him, let “simultaneously” your Messer with the point to his left side and strike to him again to his left side with the long or the blunt edge



[] Do the Wecker to the flats
Of the masters, if you want to weaken them
As it clashes above
Stand away-this I want to praise

Here the master states a good element that you should perform this way: if you come to the man with the Zufechten, put your Messer on your right side in the Schranckhut or hold it on your right shoulder. If he strikes to you from above to the opening, strike also firmly against his stroke with the right edge. And as soon as the Messers spark together, wind “simultaneously” to the face with the point and thrust at him to the upper peaks. Or do the element that is also meant in the text: as soon as the Messers spark together, strike “simultaneously” with the short edge to the head to his left side. And “simultaneously” strike skillfully to the other opening to his right side. “Simultaneously” skillfully again to the other lower peak of his left side, “simultaneously” again to the upper peak of his right side, etc.

[14r.2] Weck dy flechen
Den maystren wiltü sy swechen
So eß pücht oben
So stand ab daß will ich loben

Hye sagt der meyster aber eyn gut stuck daß soltu alzo treyben wenn dw mit dem zwvechten zw dem man kümbst so leg deyn messer uff deyn rechte seytten yn dy schranckhüett oder hallt daß auff deyner rechten achsel hawt er dir dann oben zw der plöß so haw starck gegen seynem haw mit der rechten schneyden und alz pald dy messer zwsammen kliczen [14v.1] So wynd yndeß zw dem gesicht den ort und stich ym zw der obreren czynnen, oder mach daß stuck daß ist auch dy maynung deß textz alz bald dy messer zw sammen kluczen so haw yndeß mit der kurczen schneyden zw dem kopff yndeß pehendtlich haw zw der andren czynnen auff seyn rechte seytten yndeß pehentlich wyder zw der anderen unteren czynnen seyner lincken seytten yndeß wyder zw der oberen czynnen seyner rechten seytten etc

[52r.3] Weck die flech
den meinstern wiltu sie schwechen
So eß pucht oben
So stant ab dz wil ich loben

|Hie saget der meinster aber ein gut stueck dz soltu also verstan wan du mit dem zu vechten zu dem man kümpst oder halt daß vff diner rechten achsell haut er dir dan oben zu der ploß so haulb auch starck gegen sinem haulb mit der rechten siten schniden vnd als balde die messer zu samen glitzen |So wind [52v.1] Indes den ortt zu dem gesichtt vnd stich im inder obern zÿnnen oder mach s daß stueck dz auch die meÿnung deß text ist

[] Do the Wecker to the flat roughly with commoners
Stand away: or remain above

Here the master states a good element against these who cannot fight or against the “peasant strokes.” And do it this way: if one strikes to you with a great peasant stroke, and wants to strike you honestly through the head with the Messer, hold your Messer in the Schranckhut or at the shoulder or at the knee, so that the point is against the face of the man. And as you stand then in a stance, you can use the element, and do it on him this way: if he strikes to you, strike also together with him between the Messer and the man with the long edge. And as soon as the Messers spark together, go around the head with the Messer, and strike him to the neck. If you do not want to hurt him hard, strike to his arm. If it occurs at a “Fechtschul” tournament, strike to his stomach to his left side, roughly and peasantly, so that he feels it well. The text follows.

[14v.2] Weck dy flech grob mit doben
Stand ab oder pleyb oben

Hye sagt der meyster eyn gut stuck wyder dye dy nicht vechten kunnen oder wyder dy paweren straych und macht daß alzo hawt eyner auff dich mit eynem grossen pawren schlag und wyll dich durch den kopff ernestlich hawen mit dem messer so haltt deyn messer aber yn der schranckhüt [15r.1] oder pey der achsel oder ob dem knÿ daß dy spicz gegen dem antlicz stee deß manß und wye dw den yn eynem stant stest so magstu daß stuck prauchen und thw ym alzo hawt er auff dich so haw gleych mit ym eyn czwischen messer und man mit der langen schneydern und alz pald dy messer zw sammen kliczen so far umb den kopff mit dem messer und haw ym zw dem halz wiltü yn nicht hart wünden so schlag yn auff den armen ist aber daß auff eyner vechtschullz so schlag yn yn den pawch auff seyner lincken seytten grob und pewrisch daß erß wol enpfindt etc Sequitur textus

[] Notice the weak
Take the neck without danger

Then, the master states an element against the “weak” in the displacement and perform it this way: if you have “bound” him firmly with the Wecker on his Messer, and he is “weak in the binding”, wind “simultaneously” your Messer to his right side and take him by his neck. And come to help your right hand with the left one on the “binding,” and as you have pressed him a bit down, let the left hand go from the Messer, and hold him firmly with the right one. If he raises his Messer with the “strong,” strike to him again quickly below his Messer to his head or neck.

[15r.2] Der swech nymb war
Den halz nym ungefar

Hye sagt der meyster eyn stuck wyder dye swach yn der versaczung sÿn und treyb daß alzo so dw ym mit dem [15v.1] wecker starck auff seyn messer pyndest ist der den swach ym pant so wyndt yndeß auff seyn rechte seytten deyn messer und nymb yn pey dem halz und kum der rechten zw hilfft mit der lincken an daß pandt und so dw yn eyn wenick nyder gedruckt hast so laß dy lincken hant wyder von dem messer und hallt yn mit der rechten vest hebt er den mit der sterck auff seyn messer so haw ym wÿder snel unter seyn messer zw seynem hawbt oder halz

[] If he is so “strong” and you want to wind to the neck, work quickly with the “weak” to the other next peak.

[] Then, you should know that you cannot have one for long with the Messer on his neck with one hand. That is why notice that as soon as you work towards his throat, thrust at him to his face or do as it is stated above.

[] As when you go to the throat, the meaning is not that you should hold him there for long, but that you also deceive them and “simultaneously” do what you want. [The text] follows.

[15v.4]  wann so dw zw dem halz ferst ist dy maynung nichtt daß dw yn da lang halten sölt sünder [16r.1] daß dw yn auch verfuerest und yndeß machest waß dw wild etc Sequitur

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The Entrüsthau takes
What comes from above

Here the master commences to speak about the third element in the Messer and explains it with its features and speaks: the indignation etc. Now notice that the Entrüsthau breaks the guard from the Luginsland and all the strokes that are struck from above downwards. And perform it this way:



[52v.4] der entrüest nÿmpt
[53r.1] Waß von oben dar kümp

|Hie saget der meinster von dem entrusch haulb |Nü merck den entruest haulb




[] If you come to him with the Zufechten and he stands against you and holds his Messer with the stretched arm above the head in the guard and waits for you, notice, as you come close to him, put your left foot forwards and hold your Messer to the ground, so that the flat is against your torso on your right side. If he steps to you and endangers you with a stroke, you should go “before” and leap with the foot well to your right side. And while leaping turn your Messer with the hilt in front of your head, so that the thumb is downwards. And strike to him with the blunt edge to his left side to the upper peak. However, if he comes sooner with the stroke than you, leap with the right foot and with the displacement described above out of the stroke well to your right side and strike to him with the Entrüsthau long from the arm to his head.

[16r.3] wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man gest stet er denn gegen dir und helt seyn messer mit auff geracktem armen uber daß hawbt yn der hüt und wart auff dich so merck wenn dw nohent zw ym kümbst so secz deynen lincken fuß fuer und hallt deynn messer auff der erden daß dy flech gen dem leyb stee an deyner rechten seytten drit er den zw dir und tzawet dir [16v.1] zw schlagen so soltu vor kummen und spring mit dem fuß woll auf deyn rechtne seytten und ym sprung wendt deyn messer mit dem gehulcz fuer deyn hawbt daß der dawm unten stee und schlag ym zw mit der stumpffen schneyden zw seyner lincken seytten zw der oberen czynnen kumbtt er aber ee mit dem haw den dw so spring mit dem rechten fuß und mit der vorgeschriben versaczung auß dem haw wol auff deyn rechte seytten und schlag yn mit dem entrusthaw lanck auß dem armen zw seyner haubt

[] Do the Entrüsthau to the strong
Notice your work with it

It is to be known that when you strike to him with the Entrüsthau, you should do it with the “strong” of your Messer. If he displaces, go high with the “strong” of your Messer to the “weak” of his Messer. If you grasp with the “strong” his “weak,” you should mutate to him over his Messer to the other peak from above to the neck. In case you cannot come to this, work from the doubling behind the blade of his Messer and strike to his head. If he is too strong in the displacement, so that you cannot come to these elements, work with the crosspiece or with the “guarding nail” and push his Messer with it aside, and strike with the Entrüsthau to the other peak.

[16v.2] Ruest zw der sterck
Deyn erbat da mit merck

Eß ist zw wyssen wenn dw ym mit dem entrusthaw zwhawest daß soltu thun mit sterck deyneß messers versecz er den so far uff mit der sterck deyneß messerß nach der swech seyneß messers So dw pegreuffest [17r.1] mit der sterck seyn swech so soltu mutiren ym uber seyn messer zw der andren czynnen oben czben zw dem halz so dw aber nicht dar zw magst kummen so erbat auß dem dwpliren hynter seyneß messers klyngen und schlag ym zw dem kopff Ist er aber mit der versaczung zw starck daß dw zw den stucken nicht kummen magst so erbayt mit dem krawcz oder wernagil stoß seyn messer da mit hyn weck und schlag yn mit dem entrusthaw zw der anderen czynnen etc

[] Do the Entrüsthau to the peaks
If you come in, you will succeed

Here you are taught that you should always remember the four peaks, so that you can have the man the surer and you can strike to him bravely. And do not strike to the Messer, as you were taught before. If one comes to you in the Zufechten and stands against you in the guard of the Luginsland, leap with the right foot against him well to your right side and strike to him with Entrüsthau to the upper peak. If he displaces, strike quickly to the lower peak of his right side-that is, strike the stroke from one peak to the other and if you want to be successful, you should strike with every Entrüsthau to another peak. If he displaces, strike quickly to the upper peak of his right side-that is, strike the stroke from one side to the other and if you want to be successful, you should leap far with every Entrüsthau to the side, and move well around with your arm. This way, you have the man the surer and you can give a good stroke to his head. “Simultaneously” you should pay attention that you hold your shield, that is, the displacement, well in front of your head. The text follows.

[17r.2] Rust zw den czynnen
Kumbst dar eyn dir wirtt gelyngen

Hye wirst gelertt daß dw dich fleyssig solt remen der vyer czynnen so magstu den man dester gewyser haben und den künstenlichen zw hawen und nicht haw zw dem messer alz dw den vor unterricht pist wenn [17v] eyner mit dem zw vechten zw dir kumbt stet er denn gegen dir ynn der hüt luginslandt So spring mit dem rechten fuß gegen ym woll auff deyn rechte seytten und schlag yn mit dem entrust haw zw der öberen czynnen versecz er den so schlag aber pald zw der unteren czynnen seyner rechten seytten alzo haw den haw von eyner czynnen zw der anderen und wildw daß dir geling so soltu mit yetlichen entrust haw zw den oberen czynnen schlagen versecz er den so schlag aber pald zw der oberen czynnen seyner rechten seytten alzo haw den haw von eyner czynnen zw der anderen und wildw daß dir geling so soltu mit ytlichem entrusthaw weyt auß springen auff eyn seytten und mit dem armen gib dich wol hyn umb so hastu den man dester gewyser und magst ym an seyn haubt eyn gute ruer geben yndeß soltu dich pebaren daß dw deyn schilltt daß ist dy versaczung soltu woll fuer deyn hawbt etc Sequitur textus

[] The feint deceives
It strikes the peaks as it wishes

Here the master teaches how one should feint with the Entrüsthau, as with the feints the masters who want to displace only and who strike to one’s Messer are duped a lot.

[53v.2] Feler verfueret
die zinnen noch wünsch er rürett

|Hie saget der meinster wie man mit dem entrusch haulb fellent sol wan mit dem feller werdent die meinster sere gepluet die do nuer versetzen willentt [54r.1] vnd haulben noch dem messer des mans vnd nichtt zu den zÿnnen des mans

[]

Now, perform the feint this way: do as if you wanted to strike with the Entrüsthau to the upper peaks of his left side, and while striking, as you are close to the Messer, stike to him to the other peak of his right side to the head. The text follows.




[] If you feint in a double manner
Cut the cuts with force

Then, you should understand it this way: hold your Messer on your right side, so that the point is on the ground and the thumb is below on the flat of the Messer. And when he is high in the Luginsland and you have noticed that he let himself be deceived easily and follows eagerly with the displacement, go high in front of your body with the Messer and let the point hang towards the ground and go with the Messer above your left shoulder till over the middle of your head, so that the point goes out over the back and the hilt is against the man. And do as if you wanted to strike to his left side and “simultaneously” strike to his right ear with the Entrüsthau.

[18r.3] Ob dw felest czwiüach
Dy schnydt schneyd mit mach

Item daß soltu alzo verstan haltt deyn messer auff deyner rechten seytten [18v.1] daß der ortt auff der erden sey undt der dawm unter auff der flech deß messers und so er den hoch ligt ym luginsland und dw hast gemerckt daß er sich leychtiklich verfuren lest und gerne der versaczung nach get so far auff fuer deyn leyb mit dem messer laß den ort hangen gegen der erden und far mit dem messer uber deyn lincke achsel und uber dy mit deynes hawbcz daß der ortt uber ruck hyn auß gee und das gehulcz gegen dem man stee und thw sam dw yn wöllest schlagen zw seyner lincken seytten yndeß schlag yn zw dem rechten oren mit dem entrusthaw

[98r.15] Ob du felest zwifach / dy schneyd mit mach /

das saltu also verschtan / halt dein messer auff dein r. s / das der ort auff der erden sey vnd der dawm vnten [98v.1] an der flech des messers / vnd so er do nach leyt Im lüginsland vnd du hast gemerckt das er sich leychtlich  verfuren lost vnd gegen der versetzung laufft / so far auff für dein leyb mit dem messer vnd loß den ort hengen gegen der erden vnd far mit dem messer vber dein l. a. vntz voer dy mitte deines haupt das der ort vber růck hinaus ghee vnd das gehültz gegen dem man stee vnd thu sim [!] du wellest zu schlahen zu s. l. s In des schlach In zu dem rechten ore mit dem entristhaw

[150v.2] Ob du felest zwifach
den schnit damit mach

Item das soltu Also versteen. hallt dem Duseggen auf deinner rechten seitten. das der Ort auf der Erden stee. vnnd der dawm vnnden stannd an der flech. des duseggens vnnd so er dann hoch leit Im luginslannd vnnd hast gemerckt das er sich leychtlich verfieren last. vnnd geren der versatzunng nach geet. so far auf mit dem leyb vnnd lasz den Ort hanngen. gegen der Erden. vnnd far mit dem Duseggen vber [151r.1] sein rechte achsel. vnnden vber die Mitte deinnes hals das der Ort vberzuckh hinnausz gee. vnnd das gehultz gegen dem Mann stee. vnnd thu samm du Im wollest schlagen seinner linncken seitten zu. Indes schlag zum rechten arm. mit dem Entrusthaw.

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Then, if you want to do the feint to the right, do this way: stand with the left foot forwards as above. While you lead your Messer in front of your body, step with the right foot to your left one and menace him as if you wanted to strike to his left side. Then, nod with the upper part of your body towards his left side for a moment and “simultaneously” step with your left foot towards his right side and strike with the Entrüsthau to his right ear. “Simultaneously” go high with the Messer and do as if you wanted to strike to his left side and nod a bit with the body to his left side. “Simultaneously” step with your right foot behind his right one and strike again to his right side with the doubling and strike the short edge behind the blade of his Messer to his face. “Simultaneously” step again around him and go high with the Messer as above, and step with the left foot well behind his right one and strike to his neck. “Simultaneously” go high and step behind him and strike to his stomach-this is called the hitter. “Simultaneously” even step around him well and strike again to his neck.


[18v.2] Item wiltu den feler recht machen so thu ym alzo stee mit dem lincken fuß fuer alz vor so dw nw daß messer fuer deynen leyb ferwest so schreytt mit dem rechten fuß zw deynem lincken und traw ym alz dw wollest zw seyner lincken seytten schlagen und wenck mit dem obren tayl deyneß leybs [19r] gegen seyner lincken seytten dy weyl yndeß schreyt mit dem lincken fuß auff seyn rechte seytten und schlag yn mit dem entrusthaw zw dem rechten oren yndeß far auff mit dem messer und thu aber sam dw wöllest schlagen auff seyn lincke seytten und wenck eyn wenick mit dem leyb uff seyn lincke seytten yndeß schreyt aber mit dem rechten fusß hynter seynen rechten und schlag yn wyder zw der rechten seytten eyn mit dem dupliren und schlag ym dy kurcz schneyd hynter seyneß messerß klingen yn daß an gesichtt yn deß schreytt nach paß umb yn und far aber auff mit dem messer alz vor und schreytt mit dem lincken füß wol hynter seynen rechten und schlag yn ynn seyn genick yndeß far aber auff und schreyt aber hyn hynter und schlag yn ynn den pauch daß hayst der treffer yndeß umbschreyt yn gar und haw ym [19v.1] wyder zw dem nack etc


[151r.2] Mer von dem Feler

Item wiltu den Feler machen. so thuo also. stannd mit dem linncken fuosz fur. alsz vor. so du Nun den Duseggen vor deinnem leyb fierst. so schreit mit dem rechten fuosz zu seinem linncken vnnd treib In also als wollestu zu seinner Rechten seitten schlagen. vnnd wennck mit dem obern thail deinnes leybs zu seinner linncken seitten. Indes schreit mit deinnem linncken fuosz auf sein rechten vnnd schlag In mit dem Entristhaw zu dem rechten arm. Indes far auf mit deinnem Duseggen vnnd thu aber als wollestu schlagen auf sein linncken seitten vnnd wennck ain wenig mit dem leyb auff sein linncken seitten. vnnd Indes schreit aber mit deinnem Rechten fuosz hinder seinnen rechten. vnnd schlag Im wider zu seiner rechten seitten mit dem Dupliern vnd schlag Im die kurtz schneidin hinder seinnes Duseggen klingen In das angsicht. Indes schreit nach vas vmb In. vnnd far auf mit dem Duseggen. als vor. schreit mit dem linncken [151v.1] fuosz wol hinnder seinnen rechten Vnnd schlag In Inn sein geinckh Indes far auf schreit aber hin hinndert vnnd schlag In Inn den pauch vnd das haist der treffer Indes vmb schreit In gar vnnd haw Im wider zu dem nackh.

[] Then, if you do not want to perform this element announced above, cut him with the doubling through his face. Or, if he wants to go “simultaneously” from the binding, cut him firmly to the next opening. The text follows.

[] The Zwinger breaks,
As a buffalo strikes or thrusts,
Who wants to draw the changing,
The Zwinger wants to rob him

Here the master says about the fourth element and chapter that is called the Zwinger. Perform it this way: if you come with the Zufechten to the man, put your left foot forwards and hold your Messer on the ground with the point, so that the thumb is below on the Messer. If he strikes from above to the head, turn your Messer and strike against his stroke with the blunt edge long from the stretched arm from above over his Messer to his face. If he defends against it cleverly, and falls with this, and changes through below, remain with the long point long in front of his face, so that he is able to do nothing and cannot come through below.

[19v.3] dEr czwynger eyn pricht
So der puffel schlecht und sticht
Wer wechsel will trawen
Der czwynger will yn perawben

Hye sagt der meyster von dem vyerden stuck daß do heysset der czwynger den treyb alzo wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man kumbst so secz deynen lincken fuß fuer und halt deyn messer uff der erden mit dem ort daß der dawm unter sey uff dem messer hawt er dan von oben [20r.1] zw dem hawbt so verbendt deyn messer und haw gegen seynem haw eyn mit stumpffer schneyden lanck auß gestracktem armen oben uber seyn messer ym zw dem gesicht Wer er aber alz listig und felet mit dem haw und wechslet unten durch so pleyb mit dem langen ort lanck auß gestrackten armen vor seym gesicht so mag er nicht schaffen noch schaden und kann dir unten nicht wol durch kumen etc

[]

Then, you can break this with the Zwinger when one wants to thrust at you from the Eber. And this goes from both sides, and if you want otherwise, from above.


[54v.2] ein anders

|Item du magst mit dem zwinger dz brechen [55r.1] |So dir eÿner will zu stechen vß dem eber vnd dz gatt von beÿden syten zue wiltu dich dan sünst vben ~



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The Geferhau with its point
Waits for the face and the chest

Here the master speaks about the Geferhau, the fifth element and chapter. You should do it this way: if one stands in the guard of the Bastei, and as you come with the Zufechten to him, put your left foot forwards and hold your Messer with the stretched arm high above your head in the guard of the Luginsland. Then, leap to him with the right foot and strike with the long edge from above, and remain with your arm high and move your point downwards to his face or chest.


[20r.3] dEr gefer mit seyner artt
Deß antlicz und der kunst prust wartt

Hye sagt der meyster von dem funften [20v.1] stueck alz von dem geferhaw den soltu alzo machen ligt eyner inder hut der pasteyn und so dw mit dem zwvechten zw ym kumbst so secz deynen lincken fues fuer und halt deyn messer mit auff gerackten armen hoch uber deyn hawbt yn der hut luginsland und spring zw ym mit dem rechten fuß und haw mit der langen schneyden oben eyn und pleyb mit dem armen hoch und senck ym der ort untersich zw seynem gesicht oder prust etc



[] Strike the Geferhau
Simultaneously show the changing through

Then, you should deliver the element this way: if he stands against you in the Luginsland, as you come to him, strike against his Messer. If he goes high and wants to set the stroke aside, “simultaneously” let your point go down forwards and change through and thrust to his right side at the face with the stretched arm, and “simultaneously” do what you prefer.

[20v.2] Gefer haw
Durchwechsel yndeß schaw

Item daß stuck soltu alzo treyben ligt er gen dir ym luginslandt so dw zw ym kumbst so haw gegen seynem messer ist er hoch und wil dir den haw abseczen yndeß laß deyn ort foren nyder sincken und wechsel durch und stich ym auff seyn rechte seytten [21r.1] zw dem gesicht mit gestracktem armen yndeß mach waß dir eben ist etc

[]

You should shoot the Wincker
And provoke the masters with it
Learn to do the Wincker in a double manner
To the right from the left

Here the master speaks about the sixth element that is called the Wincker and is one of the main elements in the Messer and strikes well the “free fighters” who displace freely, and is a new stroke and element in the Messer, and is peculiar and good.


[21r.2] dEn Wyncker soltu erstrecken
Und dy meyster da mit erbecken
Czwiüach ler wyncken
Zw der rechten von der lincken

Hye sagt der meyster von dem sechsten stuck daß da heysset der wyncker und ist der hawbtstuck eyneß ym messer und geret woll auff dy freyvechter dy frey verseczen und ist eyn newer haw und stuck ym messer und ist setlzam und gut


[55v.2] Den wincker soltu erstrecken
Vnd die meinster do mit wecken
Zwifach ler wincken
Zu der rechten von der lincken

|Hie sagett der meinster von dem sechsten stueck dz do heissett der wincker vnd ist der haubt stueck eyns im messer vnd gehoerett woll vff die frÿen vechtern die da frÿ versetzen vnd ist eyn nulber haulb vnd stueck im messer [56r.1] |Vnd ist seltzam Vnd guet


[152r.3] Der winnckerhaw Mit seinnen stuckhen

Den winncker solltu erstrecken
die Maister damit weckhen

[152v.1] Zwifach Leere winncken
zur rechten vnd zur lincken

[] If you want to do the element, do to him this way: stand with your left foot forwards and hold your Messer on your right shoulder. If he stands in the Luginsland, strike from your right shoulder with the stretched arm long to him with the long edge. And as you strike wind against his Messer and strike to his head with the short edge. “Simultaneously” let your Messer go down towards your body and go through “simultaneously” to your left side with the lowered point and strike to his head towards his left side with the short edge.

[21r.3]  wiltu daß stuck machen so thw ym alzo stee mit deynem lincken fuß fuer und halt deyn messer auff deyner rechten achseln stet er denn ym luginslandt so haw von deyner rechten [21v.1] achseln mit gestracktem armen zw ym lanck eyn mit der kurczen schneyden und ym haw so wyndt gegen seynem messer und schlag yn auff daß hawbt mit der kurczen schneyden yndeß laß deyn messer sincken fuer deyn leyb und ge durch yndeß auff se deyn lincke seytten mit gesencktem ortt und schlag yn auff den kopff auff seyner rechten seytten mit der kurczen schneyden etc

[]

Then, put your Messer on your left side, so that the point remains on the ground and the thumb is above on the Messer, or stand in the Schranckhut, so that the right foot is forwards. If he stands in the guard of the Luginsland, strike always to his right side with the short edge. “Simultaneously” go through with the Messer and lower the point and go with the Messer to his left side. This way, you have the element in a double manner from both sides.


[21v.2] Item leg deyn messer uff deyn lincke seytten daß der ortt uff der erden stee und der dawm oben auff dem messer lige oder stee yn der schranckhutt daß der recht füß vor stee ligt er den ynder hut luginsland so haw ewchling eyn zw seyner rechten seytten dy kurcz schneyd yndeß gee durch mit dem messer und senck den ortt und far mit dem messer uff seyn lincke seytten alzo hastu daß stuck czwiuach von [22r.1] paeden seytten etc

[56r.3] Ein ander stueck

|Item leg dyn messer vff dyn lincken syten dz der ortt vff der erden ste vnd der thum oben vff dem messeg [!] lig oder ste in der schranckhutt dz der rechtt fuß vor ste lyett er dan in der hut lueginßlant |So haulb eÿchling In zue siner rechten syten die kuertz schnid Indes gee dürch mit dyem messer vnd senck den ortt vnd far mit dem messer vff syn lincken siten also [56v.1] hastu dz stueck zwyffach von beyten seÿten



[152v.3] Item leg dein Duseggen auf dein linncke seiten das der ort auf der Erden stee. vnnd der dawm oben auf der wehr/ [153r.1] Lig oder stee Inn der schrannckhut das der Recht fuosz vor stee. leit er dann Inn der hut luginslannd. so haw Im ein zu seiner rechten seitten. die kurtz. schneidin. Indes gee durch mit deinnem duseggen. vnnd senckh den Ort vnnd far mit dem Duseggen auf sein lincken seitten. also hastu das stuckh zwifach von baiden seitten.

[] Then, if you do not want to go through, so that it is the last thing for you to go through from his right side, remain standing with the Messer and wind towards your left side, so that the short edge is below, and thrust at him at the face.

[22r.2] Item wiltu aber nicht durchgen daß eß dich zw lecz dunckt durch zw gen von der rechten seytten so pleyb alzo ligen mit dem messer und wynd gegen deyner lincken seytten daß dy kurcz schneyd unten stee und stich ym zw dem gesicht etc

[] Wind to the left in hitting
Strike long to the right, if you want to dupe him

You should understand it this way: if he stands against you in the Luginsland, strike from your right shoulder directly from above an upper stroke to him with the long or stretched arm to his left side. Now notice, in the stroke, as the stroke goes to the head, “simultaneously” wind towards his Messer, so that the short edge is below, and do not complete the stroke. Instead, in the stroke, let your point go down and go down through with your Messer to your left side and strike to him with the short edge to the head. “Simultaneously” wind your Messer towards you and strike to him to the same side to the head with the long edge, and “simultaneously” do what you prefer. This element can also be done on both sides.

[22r.3] Winck linck ym treffen
Haw recht lanck wiltu yn effen

Daß soltu alzo verstan stet er gegen dir ym luginsland so haw von deyner rechten achsel gerad oben eyn zw ym Ee eyn oberhaw mit langen gestracktem armen zw seyner lincken seytten Nw merck ym haw dy weyl der haw nach dem kopff gett yndeß wynd gegen seynem messer daß dy kurcz schneyd oder stumpff schneyd unten stee und verendt den schlag nicht sünder [22v.1] ym schlag laß den ort sincken und gee unter durch mit dem messer auff deyn lincke seytten und schlag yn mit der kurczen schneyden uff den kopff ynder wenndt deyn messer gegen dir und schlag yn auff der selbigen seytten auff den kopff mit der langen schneyden yndeß mach waß dir eben ist daß stuck get zw zw payden seytten etc

[56v.3] Winck linck ym treffen
Haulb recht lang wiltu in effen

|Daß soltu also verstan Stott er gegen dir in lügenßlant So haulb von dÿner rechten achßell gerad oben In zu Im In eynem ober haulb mit langem ortt gestracktem arm zu syner lincken syten |Nu merck Im haulb dÿweill der haulb nach dem kopf get Indeß wind gegen synenm messer dz die kuertz schnid vnten stee vnd verend den schlag nicht sünder In dem schlag loß den ortt sincken vnd ge vnten duerch mit dem messer vff din lincken syten [57r.1] vnd schlag In mit der kurtzen schniden vff den kopff Indes wind din messer gegen dir vnd schlag in vff die selbigen syten vff den kopff mit der langen schniden Indes mach wz dir eben ist dz stueck gat auch zue beÿden seyten ~

[153r.3] Winck linck Im treffen
haw recht lang wiltu In effen

Item das soltu also Verst on. steet er gegen dir Im luginsland. so haw von deinner Rechten Achsel gerad oben ein zu Im einen oberhaw mit der lanngen schneid oder mit gestracktem arm. zu seinner linncken seitten Nun merckh Im haw. dieweil der haw nach dem kopff geet. so wind gegen seinnem duseggen das die kurtz schneid vnden stee. vnnd verwend den schlag mit svnnder In dem schlag lasz den ort lincken vnnd ge vnnden durch mit dem duseggen. auf dein lincken seitten. vnd schlag In mit der kurtzen schneid Indes mach was dir eben ist. das stuckh [153v.1] geet auch zu baiden seitten.

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Then, as you strike with the long edge to his right side to his head, “simultaneously” wind your Messer towards yourself and go high with the arm and thrust at his face to his right side. “Simultaneously” wind again towards him to his right side and thrust to his right side again to his face. The text follows.



[] If you want to deceive the masters
You should enjoy the Wincker
What comes in a crooked manner or wrongly
This is rightful for the Wincker

Here the master speaks about the element that is called the Wincker and speaks: If you want… the masters, etc. You should understand it this way that this element goes rightfully to anyone who displaces in a crooked manner or wrongly, then this element has its priority.[8]

[22v.3] Wiltu dy meyster plewen
[23r.1] Deß winckerß soltu dich frewen
Waß kumbt krump oder schlecht
Daß ist dem wincker alz gerecht

Hye sagt der meyster von dem stuck daß do heysset der wincker und spricht wiltu dy meyster etc das soltu alzo verstan daß daß stuck recht zw gett auff eynem ytlichen er versecz krump oder schlecht so hatt daß stuck seynen fuerganck und wer dem stuck rechtt kann thun der schlecht gar vil lewt

[57r.3] Wiltu die meinster pleulben
des winckers soltu dich freulben
Waß kümpt krüm oder schlecht
daß ist wincker als gerecht

|Hie saget der meinster von dem stueck dz do heÿssett [57v.1] der wincker vnd spricht wiltu die meinster plulben daß soltu also verstan dz daß stuck recht zu gett vff eym ÿttlichem er versetz kruem oder schlechtt |So hat dz stuck synen fur ganck vnd were dem stuck rechtt kan thun der schlecht gar viell luede ~~

[] Do to him this way: if he displaces in a crooked manner, strike from your right shoulder from above a free upper stroke to his Messer and as you strike, turn your Messer before one sparks on the other, and go high with the arm and strike the short edge to his head.

[] Then, if you have not hit him, as it is already stated, with the stroke, go with the point against your left side and thrust at his throat or chest, or take away on the Messer, as you know it well.

[23r.3]  hast yn nicht getroffen mit dem haw so far mit dem ortt [23v.1] auff deyn lincke seytten und stich ym czw der kelen oder prust oder nymb ab auff dem messer etc

[153v.5] hastu In nit getroffen mit dem haw. so far mit dem ort auf dein [154r.1] linncke seitten. vnnd stich Im zu der Kelen oder prust. oder Nimb ab auf dem Duseggen. als du dann wol bericht bist.

[]

You should praise the four guards
If you want to win in the Messer combat
Bastei and the Luginsland
Stier and the Eber should be known to you

It is to be known that the master has stated and explained the six strokes or chapters. Now he speaks here about the seventh chapter and main element. And first about the four stances in the Messer, which one can consider and defend himself from them with the rightful art.


[23v.2] Vyer leger solt absynnen
Ym messer vechten wildt begynnen
Basteyn und luginsland
Styr und eber seyn dir pekandt

So nw der meyster gesagt und außgericht hatt dy sechß hew nw sagt er von den andren hawbt stuck und czwm ersten wirt gesagt von den vyer legeren ym messer da von man halten solt und sich mit rechter kunst dar auß sol weren



[]

Then, the first stance or guard is called the Bastei. Assume it this way: put your left[9] foot forwards and hold your Messer with the stretched arm in front of you with the point on the ground, so that the short edge is above.


[23v.3] Item daß erst leger oder hut dy heyst dy pasteyn und schick dich yn dy also secz deynen lincken fuß fuer und halt [24r.1] deyn messer mit gestracktem armen vor dir mit dem ort uff der erden daß dy kurcz schneyd oder stumpff oben stee etc


[98v.18] Item das erst leger oder hůt heysset dy pasteÿ schick dich also setz deinen [rechten fuß vor vnd halt dein messer mit gestracktem][7] [99r.1] arm vor dir mit dem spitz auff der erden das dye kurtz schneid oder stumpf schnid oben stee

[]

Then, the other guard or stance is the Luginsland—assume it this way: put your left[10] foot forwards and hold your Messer with the stretched arm high in in front of your head and the long edge or the sharp edge stands against the man.



[]

Then, assume the Stier this way: put your left foot forwards and hold your Messer on the left side with the hilt in front of your head, so that the short edge is against you and the point against the face.



[]

The fourth guard is called the Eber. Assume it this way: hold your Messer at the right leg on the right side with the hilt at the hip, so that the blunt edge is above and the point is forwards against the face of the man.


[24r.4] Item dy vyerdt hut hayst der eber yn dy schick dich alzo halt deyn [24v.1] messer bey dem rechten payn auff der rechten seytten mit dem gehultz neben der hüff daß dy stumpff schneydt oben stee und der ortt fur sich auff stee dem man gegen dem gesicht etc



[] Then, you should also perform the guard from the left side with the Messer. And assume the guard this way: hold your Messer at your left side at the left hip, so that the long edge is turned upwards and the point stands upwards against the face of the man. The text follows.

[24v.2] Item dw magst dy hut ausß der lincken seytten auch treyben mit dem messer und schick dich yn dye alzo haltt deyn messer neben deyner lincken seytten untersich auff dy lincken huff daß dy lang schneyd oben gewendt sey und der ort ubersich stee dem man zw dem gesicht etc Sequitur textus

[]

You should love the four displacements,
If you want to win the stances,
Mind yourself not to displace,
Displacing makes a man have efforts

Here the master speaks about the eighth chapter or element. These are the four displacements that break the four guards.



[58v.3] Die versetzen soltu mynnen
Wiltu die leger bezwingen
Vor versetzen dich huett
Versetzen dick den man muett

|Hie saget der meinster von dem achsten stueck dz sintt die vier versetzen die selbigen die brechen [59r.1] die fuer hutt


[] Now you should know that there are four displacements and know that no displacement against the four guards belongs here because the four strokes which break the four guards.

[] Then, the first stroke is the Wecker. It breaks the guard from the Stier.

[] The other is the Entrüsthau. It breaks the guard from the Luginsland.

[] Then, the third is called the Zwinger. It breaks the guard from the Eber.

[] Then, the fourth is the Geferhau. It breaks the guard that is called the Bastei. How you should perform the elements, you have been taught to a great degree before, as the strokes are dealt with, and how one should break the four guards with them.

[] Then, the text also speaks: Mind yourself not to displace. This to say that you should not displace a lot, if you do not want to be ashamed and beaten otherwise, as you have been taught before.

[25r.7] Item eß spricht der text von verseczen [25v.1] dich huet etc Daß ist alz vil geredt daß dw nicht vil verseczen solt wil dw anderß nicht geschendt und geschlagen werden alz dw denn vor unterrichtt pist etc

[] You should set on
And hurt him on the four ends
If he comes from above or from below
The straight point is bound to him

Here the master speaks about the settings on and the setting on is a good honest element and it goes close to the four peaks. And it should be performed as soon as you want to finish with the Messer, and perform the settings on this way: assume the guard of the Bastei, and if he wants to strike or thrust from above from his right side, come “before” and shoot the long point to his next opening of his left or right side.

[25v.2] dw sölt an seczen
Und an vyer enden yn leczen
Er kum oben oder unden
Ort gerad ist yn verbunden

Hye sagt der meyster von dem [11] stuck alz von den anseczen und daß ist eyn gucz ernestlichß stuck und gat nohent den vyer czynnen und gehort zw treyben alz pald dw end wild geben mit dem messer und treyb dy anseczen alzo leg dich yn dy hut deß stiren oder deß eberß will er [26r.1] den oben eyn hawen oder stechen von seyner rechten seytten so kum vor und schewß ym den langen ort eyn zw der negsten plöß seyner lincken seytten und wart albeg daß dw ym an seczest etc

[59r.8] Du solt an setzen ~
[59v.1] An vier enden In letzen
Er küm oben oder vnten
Ort gerad ist In verbünden

|Hie saget er von an setzen vnd dz ist die ansetzen ist ein gut gantz erntstlich stuck vnd gat nahentt die vier zÿnnen vnd gehorett ze triben als bald du endt willt geben mit dem messer vnd trib die an setzen also leg dich in die huett des stÿer oder des ebers wil er dan oben In haulben oder stechen von syner rechten syten so küm vor vnd schuß im den langen ortt In zu der nesten ploß siener lincken syten vnd wart allbegen dz du im an setzest

[] Then, if he strikes from above from his left side, come “before” with the displacement and shoot the long point long to his right side to the next opening.

[] Then, if he strikes at you from below from his right side, shoot the point long to him to the next opening of his left side.

[] Then, or if he strikes to you from below from his left side, shoot the point long to him to the lower opening of his right side. If he becomes aware of the shoot and displaces, remain with the Messer on his one, and work skillfully to the next opening.

[] Then, you should also know that as soon as you come together in the Zufechten, and as soon as he only raises his Messer and wants to strike around, you should fall in the point and thrust at the next opening.

[26r.5] Item dw solt auch daß wyssen alz pald [26v.1] Ir zwsammen kumbt und alz pald dy er seyn messer newer hebtt und umb schlagen will alz pald soltu yn den ortt fallen und stechen nach der negsten ploß

[] If he does not want to go with the Messer, you should go yourself with your Messer. And as often as you end a stroke, fall “simultaneously” in the point. If you can perform the settings on properly, he is hardly able to go without injury from you. The text follows.

[]

Learn to draw after
Make the cuts point to the defence
Learn to do them in a double manner
You should expose yourself with the art

Here the master speaks about the tenth and element, that is the drawing after, which are numerous and diversified, and should be practiced with great care against the “free fighters,” who fight with long free strokes and do not know the rightful art of the Messer and against those who cannot do much in the rightful art but still believe that they know a lot, although they know nothing. And against those who strike to the stomach and grab at the openings for the sake of being praised. The drawing after should also be done against those who withdraw from the man or deliver strokes that miss.


[26v.3] lEr nach raysen
Zw wer dy schnydt thw ym weysen
Czwiuach ler dy machen
Mit kunsten dich solt pesachen

Hÿe sagt der meyster vonn dem zehenten newden stuck daß ist daß nach reysen daß ist vil und manigerlay und daß gehortt zw treyben mit grosser fursichtikayt gegen den freyfechteren dy ausß [27r.1] langen freyen hewen fechten und suest von rechter kunst deß messerß nicht halten und zw den dy nicht vill kunnen in rechter kunst und si doch maynen si wyssen will wye wol si nichtz wyssen und wÿder dye dy dem nach nach dem pauch schlagen und greuffen nach den plössen von romeß wegen auch gehoren dy nachraysen auff dye dy sich vor dem man abczyhent oder sich verhawen etc



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And do the drawing after this way: if you come with the Zufechten to the man, put your left foot forwards and stand in the guard of the Luginsland and see what he does against you. If he strikes from above long from his right shoulder to you, make sure he does not reach you with the stroke and notice, in the moment as he lets his Messer go down towards the ground with the stroke, leap with the right foot and strike to him from above to the opening of his right side sooner than he comes high again with the Messer.


[27r.2] Item daß erst stuck auß dem nachraysen wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man kumbst so secz deynen lincken fuß fuer und stee ynder hut luginsland und sich eben waß er gen dir vicht hawt er dir dann oben lanck eyn von seyner rechten achseln So wart daß er dich nicht mit dem haw erlang und merck dy weyl er seyn messer untersich mit dem haw lest gen gegen der erden so spring mit dem rechten fuß zw und haw ym oben zw der plöß seyner rechten [27v.1] seytten ee wenn er mit dem messer auff kumbt so ist er gar genawen geschlagen etc

[60v.2] Ein noch reisen

|Item daß noch rÿßen ist wan du mit dem ze vechten zu dem man kümpst so setz dÿnen lincken fus fur vnd ste in der hut luginßlant vnd sich oben waß er gegen dir tribt oder vichtt hautt er dan oben lang in von syner rechten achßell |So wartt dz er dich mit dem haulb mit erlange Nu merck die will er sin messer vnttersich mit dem haulb let gen gegen der erden |So spring mit dem rechten fus zu vnd haulb im oben ze der ploesß syner rechten syten [61r.1] E wan er mit dem messer kümptt So ist er gar gnaulb gesclagen ~~



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Then, another element. If he delivers a stroke that misses and you strike to him “after,” and he goes quickly high with the Messer and displaces, remain firmly with the right edge on his Messer. If he raises his Messer, leap with you left foot well behind his right one and strike to his head to his right side. “Simultaneously” do what you want to do.



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And notice always whether he is “soft” or “hard” in the binding. That is why you should know the “feeling of the Messer.”



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Then, an element: if he delivers a stroke that misses in front of you, and you strike at him “after,” and then you bind on his Messer towards his left side. If he strikes then from the displacement with the Entrüsthau quickly around you to your right side, come “simultaneously” with the Entrüsthau forwards under his Messer against his left side to his neck. Or, perform the cuts, or go high with the hilt and lower the point to his face or chest and push him backwards. “Simultaneously” work towards the peaks.


[27v.4] Item aber eyn stuck wenn er sich vor dir verhawet und dw nach hawest pyndest dan uff seyn messer gegen seyner lincken seytten schlacht er dann auß der versaczung mit dem entrusthaw pald umb dich zw deyner rechten seytten so kumb yndeß mit dem entrusthaw foren unter seyn messer gegen seyner [28r.1] lincken seytten an seynen halz oder treybn dy schnydt oder far auff mit dem gehultz und senck den ort yn seyn antlicz oder prust und schewb yn alzo zw ruck yndeß erbat nach den czynnen etc


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Then, a drawing after: if you stand in the guard of the Bastei and he falls with his Messer on yours before you raise it, remain below “on the Messer” and raise up. If he wants to strike at you “on the displacement” or wind in “on the Messer,” do not let him come away “from the Messer” and work “simultaneously” to the next peak.



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Then, an element: assume the guard of the Bastei, stand with your left foot forwards, and if he wants to strike from his right side to the Messer, “simultaneously” avoid the stroke with the Messer on his right side and thrust at him with the stretched arm over his Messer.



[159r.2] Mer ain nachraisen

Item leg dich Inn die hut der Pastey vnd stee mit deinem lincken fuosz fur. will er dir dann von seiner rechten seitten einhawen. so weich ausz dem haw mit dem Duseggen auf sein rechten seitten. vnnd stich Im mit [159v.1] gestracktem armen vber sein Duseggen.

[] If he is skilled and displaces the stroke, go high skillfully with the stretched arm, wind to his Messer the point firmly at his face.

[28r.4]  ist eyner alzo pehendt [28v.1] und verseczt den stich yndeß far auff mit gestracktem armen behendlich wyndt auff seyn messer ym den ort starck zw dem gesicht

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Then, you can do the drawing after on both sides and also bring cuts to it. And do him this way: if he delivers a stroke that misses in front of you, be it from the right or the left side, strike to him merrily to the opening. If he goes high and binds you from below on the Messer, notice as soon as one Messer sparks on the other, go “simultaneously” with the long edge to his arm, and press with the cut downwards, or cut “simultaneously” through his face.




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Overrun the lower hurt
Be strong and ashame him
If the displacement is delivered to it
Be considerate, wind the point short

Here the master speaks about the tenth chapter, that is about the overrunning, and speaks: Overrun, etc. Understand it this way: if you come with the Zufechten to the man and he strikes to you from below, do not displace it but notice, as his lower stroke or half-stroke goes to you, strike to him from your right shoulder from above long and shoot the point long to his face, and set on to him, so that he is not able to reach you from below. If he goes from below high and displaces, remain with the long edge firmly on his Messer and “simultaneously” go high with the arm, wind and hang the point to his face. Amen. The text follows.


[28v.3] uber lauff dy unteren ram
Sterck und yn bescham

[29r] Und dy versaczung dar pracht
Ortt byndt kurcz piß pedacht

Hye sagt der meyster von dem eylften zehenden stuck alz von dem uberlauffen und spricht uberlauff etc Daß vernymb alzo wenn dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man kumbst hawt er dir dan unten zw daß versecz ym nicht sunder merck wenn seyn unterhew oder halphew gegen dir genen so haw ym von deyner rechten achsel von oben lanck eyn und scheuß ym den ort lanck eyn czw dem gesicht und secz ym an so kann er dich unten nicht der raychen fert er dan von unten auff und ferseczt so pleyb mit der langen oder scharpffen schneyden starck auff seynem messer und yndeß far auff mit dem armen wynd und heng ym den ort zw dem gesicht amen Sequitur textus


[61r.3] Vber lauf die vnder raem
Sterck vnd in beschem
Ist die versatzüng dar bracht
Ort wind kurtz piß bedocht

|Hie saget der meinster von dem zehenden stueck als von dem vberlauffen vnd spricht vberlauffen |Daß verste also wan du mit dem ze vechten [61v.1] ze dem man kümpst hautt er dir dan vntten zue daß vesetz im nicht |Sünder merck wan syn vntter haulb oder halb haulb gegen dir gegent |So haulb im von diner rechten achßell von oben lang in vnd schus im den ortt lang in zue dem gesicht vnd setz im an So kan er dich vntten nicht gereÿchen fertt er dan von vntten vff vnd versetzt |So plyb mit langen ortt oder schniden starck vff sin messer vnd indes far vff mit dem arm wind vnd henge im den ortt zue dem gesichtt


[99r.28] Vber lauff Die vnder ram mit sterck vnd In bescham Ist die versatzung dar bracht ortt wind kurtz biß bedacht


Hye sagt der meyster von den zehen stucken als von dem vber lauff vnd spricht vber lauf das [verstee also wan du mit dem zuüechten][7] [99v.1] Zu dem man kumest hewet er dir dan vnden zu dem versetz Im nicht Sunder merck wan sein vnderhaw oder happhaw gegen dir geyn So haw Im von deyner r. s. von oben lanck zů Im vnd schuß Im den ortt lang Im zu dem gesicht vnd setz Im an so kan er dich vnden nit erreychen fert er dan von vnden auf vnd versetzt So pleyb mit dein langen oder scharffen schniden starck auff sein messer vnd indes far auff mit dem arm wind vnd heng Im den ortt zu dem gesicht

[] Strike the Entrüsthau to him, overrun
Wind and raise the pommel

Here the master says how one should overrun in the Messer and speaks: Strike the Entrüsthau to him, etc.

[160v.1] Entrist In vberlaüff
wind vnnd erhoch den knopff

Item hie findstu Wie man ausz dem Entrist vberlauffen soll.

[] Understand it this way: if he stands in the guard of the Luginsland, hold your Messer on the right side, stand with the left foot forwards and go with the Entrüsthau to his left side, quickly to him. “Simultaneously” go from below above his Messer with the hilt to your left side and pull your Messer on his Messer back, and go high with the hilt, and strike witht the left hand in the middle of your Messer. Then, thrust at his face with the armed hand or “simultaneously” hit him with a “thunderstroke” to his head or go with the “weak” downwards to his lower peaks.

[61v.3] Daß verste also ligt er in der hut lueginßlant so hab din messer vff diner rechten siten |Ste mit dinem lincken fus vor vnd ge mit dem entrueest haulb ze syner lincken siten vast an In Indes far vnten vff uber sin messer mit dem [62r.1] gehueltz vff sin rechten syten vnd zueck vff sin messer din messer ze rueck vnd far vff mit dem gehultz vnd fal mit der lincken hant in die mit dines messers vnd stich im in dz antluetz mit gewoppnetter hantt / oder indes schlag im den dimessers schlag vff sin hauptt oder far im mit der schwech wider zu der vndern zÿnnen

[160v.2] vnnd thu Im also. ligt er Inn der hut luginsland / so heb dein Duseggen auf der rechten seitten. vnnd stee mit dem lincken fuosz vor. vnnd gee mit dem Entristhaw zu seinner lincken seitten fast an In / Indes far vnnden vber sein Duseggen mit dem gehultz auf sein rechten seitten vnd zuckh auf sein duseggen dein Duseggen. zuruckh vnnd far auf mit dem gehultz. Indes fall mit der lincken hand Inn die mit deinnes Duseggen. vnd stich Im Inn das angesicht mit gewappneter hand. oder schlag Im Indes den dunnerschlag auf sein haupt. oder far Im mit der schwech nider zu der vndern zinnen /

[] If you want to get through with overrunning
Grab the neck and learn to throw over the leg

Here the master says how you should overrun the man and grab at the neck and throw. And you should understand it this way: go to the man as before from your right side to his left, and “simultaneously” wind firmly with the hilt over his Messer and come to help to your right hand. Then, go with the left hand in the “weak” of your Messer blade and go to his throat to his left side. Then, press him firmly with the hand or arm below his throat and step with your left leg behind his right leg and push him over it. The text follows.

[29v.2] Wiltu dich uberlauffenß mössen
[30r.1] Halß vach uberpayn ler stössen

Hye sagt der meyster wye dw solt ym uberlauffen den man pey dem halß vahen und werffen und solt daß alzo verstan gee czw dem man alz vor von deyner rechten seytten czw seyner lincken seytten yndeß wyndt starck aber mit dem gehultz uber seyn messer und kum der rechten hand zw hilff und far mit der lincken hant yn dy swech deyneß messerß und far ym an den halz seyner lincken seytten und druck yn mit den ölpogen starck unter seyn halz und schreyt mit dem rechten payn hynter seyn rechteß payn oder mit dem lincken hynter seyn rechteß peyn und stoß yn dar uber etc Sequitur textus

[62r.2] Wiltu dich uber lauffens mossen
Hals vach uber peyn lere stossen

|Hie saget der meinster wie du im solt vberlauffen den man by dem hals vohen vnd werffen vnd solt dz also versten ge ze dem man als vor von diner rechten syten ze syner lincken syten Indeß wind starck aber mit dem gehultz vber sin messer vnd küm der rechten hant zu hilff vnd far mit der lincken hant in die schwech dines messers clingen vnd far im in den hals syner lincken siten vnd druck in mit dem elnbogen starck vntter sin hals vnd schrit mit dem rechten peyn hintter syn rechtes peyn oder mit dinen lincken [62v.1] hinter sin rechtes beyn vnd stoß Im also darueber

[160v.3] Wiltü dich vberlauffens massen
hals fach vber bain leer stössen

Item das soltü Allso verstan Gee zu dem Mann als vor. von deinner rechten seitten. zu seinner linncken. Indes wind starckh. [161r.1] Mit dem gehultz vber sein duseggen Kum der rechten hannd zu hilff. vnnd far mit der linncken hannd Inn die schwech deinnes Duseggen klingen. far Im an den hals. seinner lincken seitten truckh In mit dem Elenpogen starckh vnnder seinnen hals. vnnd schreit mit dem Rechten pain vnnder sein rechts pain. vnnd stosz In also daruber

[] Turn your edge
Cut, be skilled with the point
If he wants to fight hand-to-hand and press
Push, fight hand-to-hand, learn to twitch the weapon

Here the master states a breaking against the verses announced before and their elements. And first of all, against the first two verses, as he speaks: Strike the Entrüsthau to him, etc.

[30r.2] Deyn schneyd wendt
Schneyd mit ort piß behendt

[30v.1] Wil er ryngen und drücken
Stoß ryng wer ler czucken

Hye sagt der meyster pruch wyder dy wye ee gemelten verß und yren stuck und zum ersten wyder dy ersten czwen verß so er spricht Entrust yn etc

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Then, do the first breaking this way: if he goes high with the hilt over your Messer back as it is announced before, and wants to thrust at your face with the armed hand with the short point, “simultaneously” as he goes high with the hilt to your Messer, windt your edge over against him and cut him with the long edge over his hand and press firmly downwards to his left side.


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Then, another breaking: if he goes with the hilt as before and wants to thrust at your face with the armed point, wind your Messer against your left side so that the long edge is above and “simultaneously” lower your point to his chest and push him “simultaneously” with the thrust firmly backwards. Amen.


[30v.3] Item eyn ander pruch fert er dir mit [31r.1] dem gehulcz alz vor und wil dich mit geboppenden ort yn daß gesicht stechen so wynd deyn messer gegen deyner lincken seytten daß dy lang schneyd oben stee yndeß senck den ort auff seyn prust und ym stich scheub yn da mit zw ruck amen etc

[62v.4] der ander ~

|Item eyn ander bruch fertt er dir mit dynem gehultz als vor vnd will dich mit gewoppneter ortt in daß gesichtt stossen |So wind din messer [63r.1] gegen syner lincken syten dz die lang schnid oben ste Indes senck din ortt vff sin brust vnd im stich schüb in ze rueck ~

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Then, a breaking: if he goes with the hilt as before and wants to thrust at your face as before, set the thrust aside with the empty hand and drop your Messer. “Simultaneously” grab the blade of his Messer close at his hilt with your right hand, and also with your left turned hand, as you have displaced with it. Grab the “weak” of his Messer and press upwards from you and pull with your right hand below between both his arms and pull firmly to your right side, so that you take his Messer.


[] Here the master states breakings against the other two verses and elements, as: If he wants to fight hand-to-hand, etc.

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Then, do the first breaking this way: if he goes over your Messer with the hilt and comes with the armed hand on your neck and wants to push you through his right or left leg, break it this way. Grab with your right hand from behind at his elbow and push him well to your right side, and grab with your left hand between both his arm well at his throat to his right side. Then, step with your left foot well behind his left one and throw him over your left hip.


[162r.2] Der viert Prüch

Item fert er vnder dein Duseggen mit dem gehultz vnnd kumpt dir an deinnen hals. vnnd will dich trucken vber sein rechten oder linncken fuosz. so prich das also. greiff mit der rechten hannd. hinnden In sein Elenpogen. vnnd scheub In wol auf sein rechten seitten. vnd greiff [162v.1] mit deinner linncken hannd Zwischen seinne beed Arm wol hinausz. an seinnen hals. seinner rechten seitten vnnd schreit mit deinnem lincken fuosz wol hinnder seinnen lincken. vnnd wirff In vber die linckh huff.

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Then, another breaking: if he goes over your Messer with the hilt, as it is stated before, grab with your left hand at his left one and with your right push him at the elbow from you. Then, leap with your right foot to his left and deprive him of his balance.


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Then, another breaking: if he goes with the hilt as before, grab with your left hand in his right arm close at the hand and pull it downwards on you. “Simultaneously” hit with your right arm firmly over his left one and press both arms well to your body. Then, step with your right foot to his both feet and swing to your left side.


[162v.3] Der sechst Pruch

Item mer ain Pruch. fert Er mit dem gegultz als vor. so greiff mit deinner lincken hannd In seinnen rechten arm nachent [163r.1] bey der hannd vnnd ruckh den Vndersich an dich. Indes schlag deinnen rechten arm starckh vber sein linncken vnd gee durch seinne beed arm/ wol an seinnen leib. vnnd trit mit dem rechtne fuosz wol fur seinne bed fusz. vnnd schwing dich auf dein lincken seitten. so wirfstu In.

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Then, another breaking: grab with your left hand over his Messer close to the handle or bind and pull down and go high with your right hand between his both arms in the “weak” of his Messer and press towards him firmly down. Then, pull firmly to your left side, so that you take his Messer.


[32r.3] Item aber eyn ander pruch greuff mit deyner lincken hand uber seyn messer nohend pey der hand hab und reyß untersich und far mit deyner rechten hand uff czwischen seyn pede arem yn dy swech seyneß messerß und druck gegen ym fast nyder und reyß starck [32v.1] auff deyn lincke seytten so nymbstu ym aber daß messer etc

[163r.3] Der Acht pruch

Item greyff mit deinner lincken hand vber sein duseggen. nachent bey dem hefft darmit vnndersich. vnnd far mit deinner rechten hanndt auf zwischen seinne baid arm Inn die schweche seinnes Duseggen. [163v.1] vnnd truckh gegen Im fast. Nider vnnd reisz starckh auf sein lincken seitten. so nimbstu Im den duseggen.

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Then, another breaking: grab above over his right arm in the blade of his Messer with your right hand close at the hilt and pull towards your right side. “Simultaneously” grab with your left turned hand in the “weak” of his Messer and pull firmly to your right side, in that way you strike his Messer at his head.


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Then, another breaking: if he stands as before and has you at the throat as before, and you grab at his Messer over his right arm and you feel that he is too strong for you and you cannot pull the Messer to your right hand, “simultaneously” grab with your left hand behind his right hand at the hilt and pull downwards firmly to your left side.


[163v.3] Der Zehend Prüch

Item fert Er als vor Vnd hat dich aber bey dem hals. vnnd du greyffest Im Inn sein Duseggen. vber seinnen rechten [164r.1] Arm. vnnd du aber empfindest. das Er dir zu starckh. ist. das du Im sein duseggen nit kanst reissen. auf sein rechten seitten. so greiff mit deinner linncken hannd hinder sein rechte an das gehultz. vnnd Reisz vnnder sich starckh auf dein lincke seiten. so nimbstu Im den Duseggen.

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Then, a breaking: if he goes over your Messer as before and holds you at your neck as before, go high with your left hand behind his right one between his hands and hilt, and press with it firmly to your right side and turn quickly to the side announced before.


[32v.4] Item aber eyn ander pruch fert er uber deyn messer alz vor und helt dich pey dem halz alz vor so far auff mit deyner [33r.1] lincken hand hynter seyn rechte czwischen seyn hand und gehulcz und druck da mit starck auff deyn rechte seytten und wend dich geswynd auff dy ee gemelt seytten etc

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Then, if he holds you as before, thrust at him between both his arms with the “weak” over his right arm at the joint and raise with the hilt firmly to his left arm at the joint of the elbow and press from above downwards firmly to his right side. The text follows.



[164r.3] Der zwelfft prüch

Item hellt Er dich als vor. so stich Im Indes seinne baid Arm mit der schwech vber sein rechte arm. Inn das gelaich. vnnd heb mit [164v.1] dem gehultz starckh auf sein lincken Arm bey dem gelaich des Elenpogens. auszwenndig vnnd truckh von oben nider starckh auf seinn rechte seitten

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Learn to set off
And defend strokes and thrusts skillfully
From four ends
Learn to turn aside the strokes and thrusts

Here the master says how one should set off in the Messer, be it strokes or thrusts. If you come with the Zufechten to him, and he stands against you as if he wanted to thrust, put your left foot forwards, assume the guard of the Eber on your right side against him, and expose yourself with the left side. If he thrusts at your opening, wind with your Messer on your left side against his thrust, so that the short edge comes on his Messer and set with it aside, so that the point stands against his face or against his body. Then, thrust at his face or chest.


[33r.3] [D]y abseczen lere
Hew stich künstenlich were
Von vyer enden
Hew stich ler ab
wenden

Hye sagt der meyster wye man sol ym messer abseczen eß seyn hew oder stich merck wenn dw mit dem zwvechten [33v.1] zw ym kumbst stelt er sich dan gegen dir alz woll er stechen so secz deynen lincken fuß fuer und leg dich gegen ym yn dy hut deß eberß zw deyner rechten seytten und gib dich ploß mit deyner lincken seytten sticht er dir den zw der ploß so wynd mit deynem messer auff deyn lincke seytten gegen seynem stich daß dy kurcz schneyd an seyn messer kum und secz da mit ab daß deyn ort gegen seym gesicht stee oder gegen dem leyb und stich ym zw dem gesicht oder zw der prust etc



[164v.2] Das absetzen

Die absetzen Leer
haw stich künstlich weere
Vonn vier ennden
haw stich leer abwennden

Item merckh wie Mann soll absetzen Im Duseggen. es seien haw oder stich. vnnd machs allso. wann du mit zufechten zu dem Mann kumpst. stellt er sich dann gogen dir als woll er stechen. so setz. deinnen lincken fuosz fur vnnd leg dich gogen Im. Inn die hut des Ebers zu deinner rechten seitten. vnnd gib dich plosz mit deiner lincken seitten sticht. [165r.1] er dich oben zu der plösz. so winnd Mit deinnem Duseggen. auf dein linncken seitten gogen seinnem stich. die kurtz schnein an sein Duseggen. vnnd setz dennt ab. das der Ort gegen seinem gesicht stee. oder gegen dem leyb. vnnd stich zu dem gesicht oder prust.

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Then, another element: if you stand on your right side in the Eber and he strikes to your left side from above to the opening, and wind with it to your left side against his stroke, so that the hilt comes in front of the head to the Stier. Then, step with the right foot forwards and thrust at his face or chest. You can perform these elements on both sides from the four guards.


[63v.2] eyn anders

|Item eyn ander stuck wan du stest zu dyner rechten syten in dem eber hautt er dir zu der lincken siten oben zu der ploß |So far vff mit dem messer vnd wind do mit vff die lincke seyten [64r.1] gegen synen haulb dz dz gehultz vor dz hauptt kuem in den stier vnd schrit mit dem fus zu vnd stich im zu dem gesicht oder brust die stich magstu triben vß den viern legern ~


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Changing through, this element
Pushes the masters back
Notice its art and teaching
Thrust painfully from both sides

Here the master speaks about the changing through and speaks: Change through, etc.




[] Now it is to be known that the changing through are numerous and various. You can do them from all the strokes against the fighters who strike to the Messer and not to the peaks of the man. Now, you should perform the changing through with great care so that one does not set on against you while you change through.

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Then, perform the changing through this way: if you come with the Zufechten to the man, strike at him from above long to the head. If he strikes then against you to the Messer and not to the body, let the point change through below while striking before he binds you on the Messer, and thrust at him to the other peak. If he is aware of the thrust and goes with the Messer after the stroke with the displacement, change through to the other side. Perform it always when he follows your Messer with the displacement. You should perform it on both sides.


[34r.3] Item den durchwechseln treyb alzo wen dw mit dem zw vechten zw dem man kumbst so haw ym oben lanck eyn zw dem kopff hawt er dan gegen dir zw dem messer und nicht zw dem leyb so laß den ort mit dem haw unter durchwischen ee er dir an daß [34v.1] messer pyndet und stich ym zw der andren czynnen wirt er dan deß stichß gewar und fert mit dem messer dem stich nach mit der versaczung so wechsel aber durch zw der andren seytten daß treyb albeg wenn er dir nach dem messer fert mit der versaczung daß soltu treyben zw payden seytten etc



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Then, another changing through: if you come with the Zufechten to him, set your left foot forwards and hold the long point against his face. If he strikes at you from above or from below to the Messer and wants to strike it away or bind on it, “simultaneously” let the point go down through below, and thrust at him to the other side. You can do it against all the strokes.



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Then, notice a good teaching and the third element. If he has displaced or has bound otherwise on your Messer, and he does not hold his point on the Messer against your face or the opening of your body, and lets his point go out sideways at you to the side, change through merrily. But if he remains with the point against the face or against the openings, do not change through, but remain on the Messer and work with it to the next opening, so that he is not able to draw after to you or set on. The text follows.


[34v.3] Item eyn gutte ler daß dritt stuck merck gar eben da wenn er dir verseczt hat oder sunst an deyn messer hat gepunden hellt er den am messer seyn ort nicht [35r.1] gegen dem gesicht oder ploß deyneß leybß und lest den ort neben dir peseyt außgan uff dy seytten so wechsel ym kunlich durch pleybt er aber mit dem ort vor dem gesicht oder gegen den plössen so wechsel ym nicht durch sunder peleyb am messer und erbatt ym da mit zw der negsten plöß so mag er dir nich nach geraysen noch an seczen etc Sequitur textus

[64v.3] eyn gut lere

|Item eyn gut lere Vnd daz tridt stueck mach gere eben wan er dir versetz hat oder sünst an [65r.1] din messer hat gebünden helt er dan am messer sin ortt nicht gegen dem gesichtt oder bloß dines libes vnd lest den ortt nebent sich besitz vß gon vff eyn syten So wechsel im frelichen durch plibet er aber mit dem ortt gegen dem antluetz oder gegen den ploßen |So wechsell im nicht durch sünder plyb im messer vnd arbeytt im do mit zu der nesten ploß |So mag er dir nit noch reÿßer oder an setzen etc


[] If you want to strike long from the left from below
You should enjoy the changing through

Here the master teaches how one should change through in the Messer from long straight strokes from below from both sides and firstly to the left side. Notice, go to him with strokes from below from your left side, so that the right foot goes forwards and the left one follows the right and the feet come together while stepping. And strike the strokes from a straightened arm long. Thus, if you come in the Zufechten to him, do as if you wanted to shoot the point to his right side at the face, and “simultaneously” change through from below close at the hilt and thrust at his face to his left side.

[35r.2] Wiltu linck lanck unterhawen
Durchwechselß soltü dich frawen

Hye lert der meyster wye man durchwechsellen solt ym messer auß langen geraden unterhewen von payden seytten zw vor auß zw der lincken seytten Nota gee zw ym yn unterhewen von deyner lincken seytten daß der recht fuß vor gee und der linck dem rechten nachvolg alzo daß dy fuß yn schritten zw sammen kummen und haw dy hew außgerackten armen lanck eyn so dw den yn dem zw vechten czw ymb kumbst so thw geleich [35v.1] alz dw ym den ort wollest eyn schyssen zw seyner rechten seytten zw dem gesicht yndeß wechsel unten durch nohent bey dem gehulcz und stich ym yn seyn angesicht auff seyner lincken seytten etc

[65r.2] Wiltu linck lang vnter haulben
durch wechsel soltu dich freulben

|Hie leret der meinster durch wechsell man sol im messer vß langen geradnen vnter haulben von beiden siten zu vor vß von der lincken siten dz der recht fus fur ste vol ge zu im in vntter haulben vnd der linck dem rechten noch volget also dz die fus in schritten zu samen kümen vnd haulb die heulb vß gestrackten arm lanckg in So du dan im zu vechten zu im kümest |So thun glich als du im den ortt in wollest schissen zu siner rechten siten zu dem gesicht Indes wechsches vntten durch [65v.1] bÿ dem gehueltz vnd stich im in sin angesichtt vff siner lincken syten ~

[] From the left let shoot long to the right
Wind, thrust, it will annoy him

Here the master teaches a good element from the strokes from below announced before and says: From the left long, etc.

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You should understand it this way: go to him with a stroke from below from your left side to his right side with the straightened arm and with a twofold step as before, so that the thumb is above on the flat of the Messer and the blunt edge goes forwards. Then, if you come to the man, shoot the long point directly to his face, so that the thumb is above. If you have not hit him with the point, remain standing with the Messer and wind your Messer to your left side on his Messer, so that the short edge is above and the right edge is below. Then, step well to his right side with the left foot, and step well around him and thrust at his face. If you want, do “simultaneously” the doubling to his right side behind the blade of his Messer. You can hit him with it, but before you hit him you should do a double feint.


[35v.3] daß soltu also verstan gee auff yn yn eynem unterhaw von deyner lincken seytten zw seyner rechten seytten mit gestracktem armen und mit eynem czwiuachen trit alz vor daß der dawm oben auff der flech lig deß messerß und dy stumpff schneyd for gee so dw dan zw dem man kumbst so scheuß ym den langen ort gerad eyn zw dem gesicht daß der dawm oben stee hastu yn dan mit dem ort nicht getroffen so pleyb alzo stan mit dem messer und wind deyn messer uff [36r.1] deyn lincke seytten gegen seynem messer daß dy kurcz schneyd oben stee und dy recht schneyd unden und trit wol auff seyn rechte seytten mit dem lincken fuß schreyt wol auff seyn rechte und stich ym zw dem gesicht wiltu den so mach yndeß daß dupliren zw seyner rechten seytten hinter seyneß messerß klyngen auch magstu den treffer dar eyn machen dw solt aber vor dem treffer machen eyn czwiuachen feler

[65v.3] dz stuck mach

|Daß stueck soltu also verstan ge vff den man mit vnter haulben von diner lincken siten zu siner rechten siten mit gestracktem arm vnd mit eynem zwieffachen drÿtt als for dz der thum oben ste vff der flech des messers vnd die stümpff schniden vor ge |So du dan zu dem man kümpt so schueß im den langen ortt gerad In zu dem gesicht dz aber der thüm oben sy hastü in dan mit dem ort nicht getroffen So blib also sten mit dem messer vnd winde din messer vff din lincke syten an sin messer dz die kurtz schnid vnten ste vnd die rechte oben vnd dritt wol vff sin rechte mit dim lincken fus schrit woll vmb in vnd stich im noch dem gesicht wiltu dan so magstu Indes dupliren zu siner rechten Hinder sins messers clingen auch machstu den treffer [66r.1] darin machen du solt aber vor dem treffer machen ein zwiffachen feller ~


[99v.16] das soltu also versteen gee auf den man mit vnderhewen von deiner l. s. mit gestrackten arm vnd Im zuüechten trit also vor dz der thume oben stee auf die schle fleche des messers vnd die stumpf schnid vor gee So du dan zu dem man kumest So schnid In mit dem langen ort gerad Im zu dem gesicht das aber der thům oben sey hastu In dan mit dem ort nit getroffen So pleyb mit dem ort sten mit dem mesß das die kurtz schnid vnden stee vnd rechten schnid obenn stee vnd drit wol auff seyn r. s. mit dem lincken fuß schrit wol vmb Im Indes duplieren zů s. r. s. hinder seinß messers klingen auch magstu den treffen dar In machen du [100r.1] solt aber den treffer machen ein triffach feller


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Who can do the wheel
Is able to double the changing through

Here the master speaks about the element that is called the wheel and speaks: Who can do the wheel, etc.




[] You should understand it this way: if you want to do the wheel, strike at him from your right shoulder a direct driving stroke with the stretched arm and stand with the left foot forwards and go with the point above yourself so that the blunt edge is above. And let it go away from above from your right shoulder well behind yourself and again high from below, so that the point is always against the man. And do as if you wanted to shoot the point at his face to his left side and “simultaneously” go high with the point and change through to his right side at the face.

[36r.3] daß soltu alzo verstan wiltu daß rad machen so haw zw ym von deyner rechten achsel eyn geraden treybhaw mit gestracktem armen und stee mit dem lincken fuß fur und far mit dem ort [36v.1] ubersich daß dy stumpff schneyd oben stee und laß oben von deyner rechten achsel wol hyntersich abgen und von unten wyder auff alzo daß albeg der ort gegen dem man stee und thu sam dw ym den ort zw dem gesicht wollest schyssen zw seyner lincken seytten yndeß far auff mit dem ort zw seyner rechten seytten zw dem gesicht

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Then, stand with your left foot forwards and do the wheel from your left side and step with your right foot forwards and with the left foot always follow the right one till you come to it. When you can reach him with the point, do as if you wanted to shoot the point from your left side to his right side and “simultaneously” let the point sway through down at his hilt and thrust at his face to his right side. Thus, you can also change through with the other strokes, as from the strokes from below, and driving strokes. The text follows.


[66r.4] eyn ander stueck //

|Item |Ste mit dinem rechten fus fur Vnd mach dz rad von diner lincken siten vnd schrit mit dynem rechten fus fur vnd mit dem lincken [66v.1] alwegen dem rechten noch vntz du zu dem man kümpst |So du dan in errauechen magst mit dem ortt So thuen du als wollest den ort eyn schuessen von diner lincken syten zu siner rechten siten Indes loß den ort bÿ sinem gehultz vntten durch wueschen vnd stich im zu dem gesicht siner rechten syten also magstu auch mit dem andern haulben durch wechschell als vß den streich haulben vnd zwiffach vnter haulben

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Twitch from the hits
Of the masters if you want to dupe them
If he wants to bind on you
Twitch quickly, so you will find him

Here the master says how one should twitch in the Messer and know that twitching is also one of the main elements and twitchings are numerous and various, and they are to be performed against the masters who bind firmly on the Messer with the displacement and also against those who remain standing “on the Messer” and wait whether one wants to get away from them. If you want to dupe and deceive such masters, do the twitching against him.



[66v.2] Zueck die treffen
Die meinster wiltu sie effen
Wil er vff dich pinden
zueck schnel so wuerstu in vinden

|Hie saget der meinster wie man im messer zuecken sol Vnd wiß dz zuchcken ist auch der haupt stueck eins der ist auch vil vnd mancheleÿ vnd gehoertt zu triben vff die meinstern die starck an das messer pinden vnd starck in der versatzüng sin vnd auch gegen den die im messer stan plyben vnd warten ob man sich [67r.1] vor im wil ab zyehen oder verhaulben wiltu die selbigen meinster tueschen vnd effen |So mag die zuecken gegen im also


[] Bind with the Entrüsthau on his Messer on his left side and “simultaneously” strike with the same stroke to his right side and as the Messers spark together, “simultaneously” twitch back with the arm and do a thrust from the stroke, and thrust in the twitching to his left side at the face.

[37r.2]  pynd mit dem entrusthaw gegen ym an seyn messer auff seyn lincke seytten yndeß haw mit dem selben haw zw seyner rechten seytten und wen dy messer zw sammen czkliczen yndeß [37v.1] czuck mit dem armen zw rück und mach außdem schlag eyn stich und stich ym czucken ym auff seyn lincke seytten zw dem gesicht

[] Then, if you want, let the Messer go through and strike at him again with the blunt or the sharp edge at his right side to the upper peak. And what the going through is, you will be taught afterwards.

[168r.3] wiltu dann so lasz den Duseggen. durchgeen. vnnd schlag Im wider ein mit der kurtzen oder scharpfen schneidin zu seiner Rechten seitten. auf die obern plosse. vnd was das /. [168v.1] durch geen ist. das wirstu hernach bericht Vnnd sich oben das du die durchgeen machest nach meinner Mainnung. wann ich die Im duseggen annderst bedeut dann Im schwert

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Then, strike to him from the right side from above firmly to the head. If the goes to it and wants to displace, twitch your Messer to yourself before he binds on it and thrust at his other peak of the other side. Do it in all the hittings of the Messer.


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Then, if he has bound on your Messer and stands against you on the Messer and waits whether you want to pull back, do as if you wanted to pull back and do as if you wanted to twitch, and remain on the Messer and twitch your Messer till the middle of the blade towards yourself. Then, thrust on the Messer again quickly at the face or chest.


[37v.4] Item hat er an deyn messer gepunden und stet er den gegen dir am messer und wart ob dw dich wollest abczyhen so thu alz dw dich wollest abczyhen und thu alz dw wollest czucken und pleyb am messer und czuck deyn [38r.1] messer uncz an dy mit der klingen an dich und stich am messer wyder eyn pald zw dem gesicht oder prust

[67r.5] ein anders

|Item hat er an din messer gebünden vnd stat er dan gegen dir am messer vnd wartt ob du dich wellest ab ziehen |So thun als ob du dich [67v.1] |Wellest ab ziehen vnd also du wellest zuecken vnd blib im messer vnd zueck din messer vntz an die mitt der clingen an dich vnd stich am messer wider in pald zu dem gesichtt oder brust |So du also wilt zucken |So müstu din messer alwegen winden gegen sinem dasz die lang schnid oben ste als du vor gehortt hast

[168v.3] Mer ain anders Zucken

Item hat er dir an dein Duseggen. gepvnden. vnnd steet daran still vnnd wart ob du dich wollest abziechen. so thu gleich als wollest. abziechen oder vom duseggen zuckhen / zuckh aber nit. sonder bleib dar= [169r.1] an stehen. vnnd zuckh dein duseggen. Mit der klinngen an dich. vnnd stich am duseggen wider bald ein zu dem gesicht oder prust. so du allso wildt zucken. so magstu dein duseggen allweg wennden gegen dem seinnen / das die lanng schneid oben stee. alls du vor gehort hast.

[] Then, if you do not hit him rightly with the thrust, work with the doubling or with other good elements.

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Then, another twitching. If you stand in the Bastei and he strikes from above at you to your left side, step in a twofold manner to your right side out of the stroke and twitch your body out of the stroke. Then, strike at his upper opening and do not let yourself be bound on the Messer.


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Then, if he strikes at you from the Luginsland and you also stand it in, twitch your Messer to yourself while he strikes and do not let him come on it. Instead, if he strikes from his right side to your left one, twitch your Messer to yourself and step to his right side with a twofold step and strike at his upper peaks. You can perform it on both sides.


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Then, if he has bound you on the Messer on your left side and wants to strike around to the other peak, do not displace. Instead, strike to the other peak and step in a twofold manner away to his right side and strike at his neck or at his head.


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Then, a quite good twitching. If you want to do it, do it this way: if you stand in the guard of the Luginsland and he has bound you on your Messer on your left side and wants to strike around to your right side, twitch your Messer towards yourself and raise the hilt to the head, so that the short edge is against you, and let the point go down to your left side. Then, set the point in his throat or chest and push him with it backwards.


[] Strike your flat to the Luginsland
Twitch the point through to the hand
If he has displaced the thrust
Fall simultaneously in a twofold manner and he will be wounded

The sense or the meaning of the text you should understand this way: if he stands in the guard of the Luginsland, strike from your right shoulder with the flat against his Messer, so that the long edge is against you. And as you strike, step with your right foot well to his right side to his right foot and strike equally to his Messer. And as the Messers are surely to spark together, “simultaneously” twitch your Messer to yourself with the hilt against your left side, and thrust the point firmly with no displacement rudely at his face to his right side.

[38v.3] Haw deyn flech zum luginslandt
Durchzuck den ort zw handt

[39r.1] Hat er den stich verseczt
Yndeß fel czwiuach er wirt geleczt


Daß solt dw alzo verstan stet er yn der hut luginslandt so haw von deyner rechten achseln mit der flecht gegen seynem messer daß dy lang schneyd gegen dir stee und ym haw so schreyt mit deynem rechten fuß wol auff seyn rechte seytten zw seynem rechten fuß und haw gleich zw seynem messer und so dy messer schir zw sammen wellen kliczen yndeß czuck deyn messer an dich mit dem gehulcz gegen deyner lincken seytten und stich ym den ort starck und grob zw dem gesicht seyner rechten seytten

[67v.2] Haulb din flech zuem lueginßlant
Durch zuck den ort zuehant
Hat er den stiech versetz
Indes fell zwiffach er wurt geletz

|Die meÿnüng des text |Soltu also verstan Stat er in der hut lüginßlant So haulb von diner rechten siten oder achschell mit der flech gegen sinem messer dz die lang schnid gegen dir ste vnd im haulb so schrit mit dinem rechten fus woll vff sin rechten siten zu sinem rechten fus vnd haulb glich zu sinem messer vnd so die messer schier zu samen glitzen Indes zueck din messer an dich mit [68r.1] gehultz gegen diner lincken siten vnd stich im den ortt strack an alle versatzüng grob zu dem gesicht siner rechten siten

[] And make sure that you step after your left foot with your right foot as you thrust, so that the step is twofold.

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Then, whether you have hit him with the thrust or not, wind after the thrust “simultaneously” to your left side, so that the thumb is below on the Messer and the long edge is turned against the man. And go with your Messer over the middle of your head to your right side and do as if you wanted to strike at his left side. “Simultaneously” go again to his right side and “simultaneously” go again high with the Messer so that the thumb is below. And step with your right foot well to his right one and strike again at him to the same side behind the blade of his Messer, with the short edge to his face. And step well with your left foot behind his right one and strike at his neck. “Simultaneously,” if you want, you can hit him.


[39r.3] Item hastu yn mit dem stich getroffen oder nicht so wynd nach dem stich yndeß auff deyn lincke seytten daß der dawm an dem messer unten sey und dy [39v.1] lang schneyd sey gegen dem man gekert und far mit deynem messer uber dy mit deyneß haubcz zw deyner rechten seytten und thu samb dw ym zw seyner lincken seytten schlagen wollest yndeß schlag ym wyder zw seyner rechten seytten yndeß far wyder auff mit dem messer daß der dawm aber unten sey und schreyt aber mit deynem rechten fuß woll auff seyn rechten und schlag ym wyder eyn zw der selben seytten hynter seyneß messerß klingen dy kurcz schneyd ym yn daß angesicht und schreyt aber mer mit deynem lincken fuß woll hynter seynem rechten und schlag yn yn den nack wiltu denn so magstu den treffer dar eyn auch machen etc


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If he is strong
Run through primarily
You should approach to the hands and the arms
And wait cleverly the grabbing
You should observe the limbs
You should reach for knee-bending

Here the master speaks about a main element, that is about the running through and how one should run through the other.


[39v.2] Ob er starck ist
Dürchlaüff zw aller frist
Der handt und armen soltü nahen

[40r.1] Und weyslich wart deß vahen
Der glyder solt war nemen
Der knyepueg soltu dich remen

Hye sagt der meyster aber von eynem haübtstuck alz von dem dürchlaüffen und wye man den man dürchlauffen söl



[] Now notice that the running through and hand-to-hand combat belong against the masters who rush in eagerly and are high with the arms and displacement, and want to push you over with force.

[] Now, do the running through this way: if he strikes against you with an upper stroke, strike also together with him the Entrüsthau closely, so that the hands touch surely on each other, and “simultaneously” grab with your left hand behind his elbow on the outside and push him from you to his left side. “Simultaneously” drop your Messer and grab with your right hand or arm on the outside at his right knee-bending and lift him up and throw him away from you.

[40r.3] nw dy dürchlaffen mach also hawt er gegen dir mit eynem oberhaw so haw auch gleych mit ym eyn den entrusthaw nohent daß schir dy hend an eyn ander rüeren yndeß greüff mit deynem lincken hand hynter seynen ölpogen aüßbendigß und scheüb yn von dir auff seyn lincke seytten yndeß laß deyn messer fallen und greuff mit deyner rechten hand oder armen außbendigß yn seyn rechte knyepueg [40v.1] heb yn auff und wirff yn von dir etc

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Then, if you both have bound, grab his right hand with your left one and raise with it high, and come to help your left hand with your right hand. Then, turn with your back against him and break his arm over your right shoulder with both hands.



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Then, if he has run into you and you against him, grab his right hand with your left one on the inside and turn it from you. Then, raise his arm well high and “simultaneously” run with the head through his arm to his right side, and put his right arm with your left hand on the neck and over your left shoulder. Then, rise well high with the neck and with the shoulders and break his arm firmly over it.


[]

Then, another element: if he has run into you and you have also done so, grab his right hand with your left one and lift his arm well above you. Then, go with the head through the arm and grab with your right hand at his right knee-bending, and lift him up with the shoulders. Then, grab with your right hand in his right knee-bending and lift him up at the leg and throw him over the back.


[40v.4] Item eyn anderß stuck hat er dir eyn geloffen und dw ym auch so pegreuff [41r.1] seyn rechte handt mit deyner lincken und heb ym seyn armen wol ubersich und gee mit dem haubt dürch den armen und greuff mit der rechten handt yn seyn rechte knyepug und heb yn mit den schultren und pey den payn aüff und wirff yn uber den ruck auff den kopff

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Then, an element: grab with your left hand in his right one and turn it from you to your left side. Then, step with your right foot behind his right one and grab with your right hand from the front around his body and throw him forwards over the hip of your right leg.


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Item eyn anderß stuck wenn er dir eyn laüfft mit auff geracktem armen und dw ym wyder so lauff ym durch mit dem haubt unter seyn rechten armen zw seyner rechten seytten und schreyt mit dem rechten fuß voren fur seynen rechten und far ym mit dem rechten armen unter seyn rechten armen durch hynten umb seyn leyb und senck dich eyn benig nyder und faß yn auff deyn rechte hüff und wirff yn hynterdich etc.


[41r.3] Item eyn anderß stuck wenn er dir eyn laüfft mit auff geracktem armen und dw ym wyder so lauff ym durch mit dem haubt unter seyn rechten armen zw seyner rechten seytten und schreyt mit dem rechten fuß voren fur seynen rechten und far ym mit dem rechten armen unter seyn rechten armen [41v.1] durch hynten umb seyn leyb und senck dich eyn benig nyder und faß yn auff deyn rechte hüff und wirff yn hynterdich etc

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Then, if one runs into you to your right side and is high with the arms, and you are also, hold your Messer at his one and go with the hilt over his right hand and turn yourself to him with your left side towards his right one. And leap with your left foot in front of his right one and go with the arm well around his body from behind, and lower your stance a bit. Then, catch him on your left hip and throw him forwards on his face. Or, let him fall on your Messer, as you certainly know.


[69v.3] ein anders

|Item laüfft dir eyner eyn zu diner rechten siten vnd ist hoch mit dem arm vnd du auch so halt din messer zu dem seynen vnd far im mit dem gehultz vber sin rechte hant vnd wind dich an In mit diner lincken siten an sin rechte vnd spring mit dem lincken fus fur sin rechten vnd far mit dem arm wol hinten vmb [70r.1] sin lib vnd senck dich ein wenig nider vnd fas in vff din lincke huefft vnd wurff in fur dich vff sin antzlutz oder laß in In din messer fallen als du woll weÿst ~

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Then, if one runs into you and holds his Messer and his arms low, grab with your left turned hand in his right one on the inside and leap with your right foot behind his right one. Then, go with your right hand from the front around his neck and throw him over the right hip.


[41v.3] Item wenn er dir eyn laüffet und helt seyn messer nyder und dy hand so greuff mit deyner lincken verkerten hand seyn rechte ynbendig und spring mit dem rechten fuß hynter seynen rechten und far mit dem rechten armen voren umb den halz und wirff yn alzo uber [42r.1] dy rechten huff etc

[] Then, if you have grabbed him on the outside at his right arm with your right hand, pull his right one firmly with your right one, and go with the left hand around his neck on the outside and throw him over your left leg or hip.

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[] Then, the text speaks: The joints you should, etc. If you come to him in the Zufechten, fall with the left hand on the inside from above over his Messer and grab “simultaneously” with your left hand down to your Messer in the middle of it. Then, go firmly with your Messer on his one on the outside, and leap with the entire body “simultaneously” to his left side, in this way you take his Messer.

[42r.4] Item der text spricht der glider etc daß soltu alzo verstan wenn dw zw ym kümbst ym zwvechten und er zw dir so fall ym mit der lincken handt [42v.1] ynbendigs oben uber seyn messer und greuff mit deyner lincken hand unten an deyn messer yn dy mit deyneß messerß und far starck mit deynem messer an seyn messer und spring mit ganczem leibn yndeß auff deyn lincke seytten so nymbstu ym daß messer

[] Then, if he strikes at you, leap with the bowing under his Messer and grab with your left hand over his Messer. Then, grab “simultaneously” your Messer with your left hand in the middle, and raise the point to his right side, and press into his wrist of his right hand with the sharp edge, in that way he has to drop the Messer.

[] Then, do him as before: fall over his right arm and come to help the right hand in the reach as before, and go with the front part of the Messer between his and the Messer on the inside and press firmly, in that way you take his Messer. This way you should work in the joints of the arm and the hand.

[42v.3] Item thue ym alz vor fall ym uber seyn rechte armen und kumb der rechten zw hilff yn maß alz vor und far mit dem fodren teyl deß messerß czwischen seyn hand und messer und druck fast so nymbstu ym aber daß messer [43r.1] alzo soltu erbaytten yn dy glider deß armens und der handt etc

[] Then, a Messer-taking. Do him as before: if you have come with the left hand to help your Messer, go down with the pommel or the hilt from on his right side on the inside above over the hand to the joint and pull firmly to your right side, in that way you take his Messer.

[] Then, an element: fall with your left hand over his right on the inside and pull it to your left side. Then, drop your Messer, and “simultaneously” grab with the right hand in his knee-bending and throw him in front of you.

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Run through, strike the Entrüsthau,
Take the elbow, turn the hand to the chest,
Be willing to leap around to the right,
Break the arm to the right skillfully

Here the master teaches a running into with the Entrüsthau and do him this way: go with the Entrüsthau to the man firmly, so that the thumb is below on the Messer on the flat and strike to his right side to the head with the blunt edge. Then, pull firmly to him with the hilt, so that the hands touch each other, and “simultaneously” drop your Messer and grab his hand at the joint, in which he has the Messer, and turn it around and take the balance at the elbow. Then, leap into the scale, and throw him over your left leg or hip.


[43r.4] Dürchlauff entrust
Nymb den olpogen reyb hand zw prüst
Recht wiltu umbspring

[43v.1] Auff recht armen prich gewinst gering

Hye lert der meyster eyn eynlaüffen mit dem entrusthaw und verste den text alzo gee mit dem entrusthaw an den man starck daß der dawm unten stee am messer auff der flech und haw ym zw der rechten seytten zw dem kopff mit der stümpffen schneyden und ruck fast an yn mit dem gehulcz daß dy hend an eyn ander rueren yndeß laß deyn messer fallen und pegreuff seyn hand pey dem gelenck dar yn er daß messer hat und reyb dye umb und nymb daß gebicht bey dem ölpogen und spryng yn dy wag und wirff yn uber deyn linckeß payn oder ölpogen etc


[] Then, if you want to do another element, let your left arm hang, and hit with your left shoulder at his elbow from behind and pull with your right hand his right one to your chest and press with the right hand his right one firmly over your chest, and leap firmly to your right side.

[43v.2] Item wiltu daß ander stuck machen so laß deyn lincken armen hangen und stoß mit deyner lincken achsel hynten an seynen olpogen und czeüch mit deyner rechten hand seyn rechte auff deyn prust und druck mit der rechten handt seyn rechte fast uber deyn prust [44r.1] und spring starck auff deyn rechten seytten etc

[] Then, an element: if one runs into you and holds his arms high, run also firmly to him, so that the hands come together, and rush high upwards with the arms and “simultaneously” drop your Messer and go down with the arm and grab with them both his legs in the joints of the knee-bending and raise him on the shoulder of your right side, and throw him over the back on the head.

[] Then, an element: if one runs into you to your right side, grab his right hand with your left turned hand, and “simultaneously” step with your right foot well to his right one, and go with your right hand under his right elbow above his arm with the right hand. Then, pull his right arm with both hands to your chest and swing firmly to your left side and throw him over your right leg. And this is an element by Master Andreas of armoured combat.[13]

[44r.3] Item aber eyn stuck laufft dir eyner eyn zw deyner rechten seytten so pegreüff seyn rechte hand mit deyner lincken verkerten handt yndeß schreyt mit deynem rechten fuß wol auff seyn rechte und far mit deyner rechten hand unten seyn rechten olpogen uber seyn armen mit der rechten hand und czeüg mit payden henden seyn rechten armen auff deyn prust und swing dich starck auff deyn lincke seytten [44v.1] und wirff yn uber deyn rechteß payn und daß ist meyster andreß stuck von chamb

[]

Then, grab with your left hand your right one and drop your Messer, and wind with your left one his right one well around to your left side, and step with your right foot towards his right one. Then, strike your right arm firmly over his right one and press firmly “simultaneously” to your right side and swing to your left side, and throw him over the right leg.


[] Then, grab with your right hand in his right one on the outside and step with your left foot to his left one. “Simultaneously” strike your left arm into his right one, lift with your right hand to his right over your left arm and press your left arm firmly to your chest and press with the right downwards and throw him in front of you over your left leg.

[]

If he takes the balance
Take against it, and it turns it into nothing
“Simultaneously” work with quickness
So that his art is led down

Here the master states a breaking against the verses as it is stated: Run through, strike the Entrüsthau, etc. And he speaks: Take the balance, etc.



[] You should do the breaking this way: if he falls to your right hand with his right turned hand and wants to take the balance with the left hand at your elbow, “simultaneously,” as you feel that he grabs your right hand with his right, “simultaneously” grab skillfully with your right one also in his right one and grab with your left hand also in his right elbow and leap with your left foot in front of his right one and do the element that he wanted to do on you and be skillful.

[]

Then, a breaking: if he wants to grab you as [before], go with your hilt over his hands and fall with the left hand in the middle of your Messer and assume an armed stance with your left arm and Messer firmly on his arm. Then, press and pull firmly to your right side, and step with your left foot in front of his right one.


[]

Then, if he has grabbed your right hand with his right turned one, and wants to take the balance at your elbow, “simultaneously” let your hilt go down over his hand towards the ground, and grab with your left hand below his hand in your hilt of the Messer in order to help your right hand. Then, pull with both hands firmly downwards and strike through his head.


[]

Then, a breaking: if he has grabbed you as before and “simultaneously” while he wants to take the balance at your elbow, go skilfully down with your elbow firmly down and to your body and hurry with your Messer to his head etc. The text follows.


[45v.3] Item aber eyn prüch hat er dich gefast alz vor yndeß weyl er dir daß gebicht will nemen bey dem ölpogen so far geswynd nyder mit deynem ölpogen [46r.1] starck woll nÿder und an deyn leÿb und schnel yn mit deynem messer auff seÿn kopff etc Sequitur textus

[71v.3] aber eyn bruch

|Item aber eyn bruch hat er dich gefast als vor Indes wil er dir dyn gehultz nemen bÿ dem elnbogen so far geswind nider mit dem elnbogen starck vnd wol nider vnd an din lib vnd schnell [72r.1] In mit dynem messer vff syn koppff ~


[] Learn to shoot over the arms
And clench then skillfully
So that you can lead him
Force to run or not to move

Here the master speaks about a skillfull element with which one can bind and clench and hold one. And when one wishes, one forces the man with this element that he must stand still. And when you want to do it, so that he must run quickly or slowly-thus, he must do it. And you also force him so that he himself has to crawl into a bag, if you want to have it done. That is why the element is called by masters the “Hidden Grab,” as one should not make this element common and should not let anyone know it. Thus, this element is well-paid.

[46r.2] Ler armen uberschyssen
Ja kunstenlich den beschlyssen
Da mit yn magst furen
Nöten zw laüffen oder nicht zw rüren

Hye sagt der meyster von eynem kunstenlichen stuck da mit man eynen pynten und beschlyssen und halten mag und wenn er will so nöt er den man mit dysen stuck daß er still muß stan und wenn dw wild machen daß er ser oder gmelich söl lauffen alzo muß er thuen dw nötest yn ach mit dysem stuck daß er selbs yn eyn sack muß krychen so dw eß gehabt wild haben und darumb wirt daß stuck von den meystern genandt der verporgengriff [46v.1] auff daß daß man daß stuck nicht gemayn sol machen und nymant sol lassen wyssen denn daß stuck wer wol peczalt

[72r.2] Ler arm vber schussen
Ja künstlich den beschlussen
Do mit in magstu furen
Noten zu lauffen vnd nicht ze ruren

|Hie saget der meinster von eynem kuestlichem stueck do mit man eynen bynden vnd bescluessen mag vnd halten vnd wan er will so noet er den man mit dissem stueck dz er still mueß stan vnd wan du wilt machen dz er sere oder gemach sol lauffen also mueß er thun du nottest In auch mit dyssem stueck dz er selbs In eynen sack mueß kryechen wiltu es anders gehet haben daruemb so wuertt daß stueck von koestlichen meinstern der verborgen griff genant vff dz dz man stueck nit gemeyn sol machen vnd neyman [72v.1] sol loßen wissen den dz stueck werd gar woll bezalt

[] It is also a pity that careless men or masters would know this element, who make this element common because of the wish to be famed, so that they are praised by people thanks to it.

[]

Now, it you want to do the element, do him this way: if he runs into you in the Messer, drop your Messer and turn your right hand and grab with it at his right one and turn the hand downwards around and with your left hand. And with your left hand grab him with it at the right elbow and leap with the left foot forwards and raise his right hand up and hit it above your left arm and lift him up with it.


[] If he is very strong, grab with your right hand from above at his right shoulder and acquire the balance on him, in that way you can lead, strike, throw and hold him and do what you want.

[46v.4]  ob er aber ser starck wer so greuff mit deyner rechten hand oben auff seyn rechte achsel und gebyn ym dy wag an so magst yn furen schlagen werffen und halten und thuen waß dw [47r.1] wild etc

[]

Then, if you do not want to drop your Messer, as you have done the element announced above, go to him with the Entrüsthau or with an upper stroke and go precisely to him, so that the hands touch together. “Simultaneously” go with the hilt high over his right arm to the joint of the hand with the cross, and raise his hand with the hilt over your left arm.


[72v.5] aliud

|Item wiltu aber din messer vallen loßen so thun dz egemelt stück wilt machen so ge an in mit dem entruest haulb oder mit eynen ober [73r.1] haulb gnaülb an In dz die hend zue samen rüren Indes far vff mit dem gehultz vber sin rechte arm in dz glenck der hend mit dem kruetz vnd heb sin hant mit dem gehultz vber din lincken arm ~

[] Then, if you want to throw him into a bag, so secretly appoint two men with your bag, who stay behind the people. Then, grab him as it is announced before and tell the two to raise the bag and press him firmly and make him crawl to it. If he does not want to crawl into, grab with your right hand on the outside at his right knee-bending and throw him into it in the name of God.

[] If you do not want to throw him, keep your Messer and make him do as you wish with it.

[] Then, another clenching: as you come together in the Zufechten, grab him above his right arm with your left hand, and as you grab, go with your Messer below his right arm and fall with the left hand in the middle of the blade, and go with it to his elbow from behind. Then press firmly down and step exactly to him and raise with your right hand firmly up with the Messer, in that way he is clenched again.

[] Then, another clenching with the Messer. Do as before and press the arm on the outside firmly down and turn to him with your left side as before. If he is strong, so that you cannot press him down and you cannot come to the element, turn again your right side quickly to him to his right side, and wind on the inside up with the hilt to the joint of the elbow, so that the hilt comes outside under the arm to the elbow and the weak of the Messer comes to the hand. And lay with the body firmly on his arm and take his hand and do not let him from the clench and step with your right foot behind his right one and push him over it.

[47v.3] Item eyn anderß peschlyssen aber mit dem messer Thu ym alz vor und druck ausbendigß den armen fast nyder und wendt dich an yn mit deyner lincken seytten alz vor ist er den starck daß dw yn nicht nyder drucken kanst und zw dem stuck nicht kumen magst so wendt dich wyder schnel gegen ym deyn rechte seytten an seyn rechte und wynd ynbendigß [48r.1] auff mit dem gehulcz yn daß gelenck deß ölpogenß daß daß gehulcz aussen unter den armen kum an den olpogen und dy swech deß messerß kum an dy handt und gib dich mit dem leib fast an seyn armen und nymb seyner handt war und lauß yn nicht auß dem schloß und schreyt mit deynem rechten fuß hyn ter seynem rechten und druck yn dar ueber etc

[] Then, another clenching: fall over his right arm with your left one and grab “simultaneously” below in the middle of your Messer and go with the hilt below through his arm in the joint of the elbow and turn your left side on his right one and press firmly downwards and step close to him, so that he cannot come out from the binding. This way you have locked and closed him.

[] Learn to pull the hand to the chest
If you want to do the Unnamed on the strong
Leap and rush
Strike the left arm over

Here the master teaches a skillful holding and element, and as you fall on your arse while doing the element, you can hold the man so that he cannot stand up. And the element is called the Unnamed and is one of the best elements and is to be performed against the strong men.

[48r.3] Ler hand zw prust reyben
[48v.1] Wiltu den ungenanten den starcken treyben
Spring und iag
Den lincken armen uber schlag

Hye lert der meyster eyn konstenlich halten und stuck und so dw fellest yn dem stuck auff deyn arß so magstu den man halten daß er nich auff mag stan und daß stuck hayst der ungelnant und ist der peste stuck eyneß und gehort zw treyben gegen den starcken

[]

Then, if you want to do the element, do him this way: strike at his left side with the Entrüsthau and “simultaneously” pull close to him on his hilt with your [Messer]. “Simultaneously” drop your Messer and grab with your right turned hand at his right one and turn it around and turn around with your left side on his right one, and step with the left foot in front of his right one and pull the arm to your chest and strike the left arm over his right arm and lie down with the entire strength on it, and leap to your right side, in that way you break his arm.


[48v.2] Item wiltu daß stuck machen so thu ym alzo haw zw seyner lincken seytten mit dem entrusthaw yndeß ruck nohent an yn an seyn gehulcz mit deynem yndeß laß deyn messer fallen und greuff mit deyner rechten verkerten hand seyn rechte hand und wendt dy umb und wendt dich mit deyner lincken seytten an seyn rechten und trit mit dem lincken fuß [49r.1] fur seyn rechte und ruck den armen auff deyn prust und schlag den lincken armen uber seynen rechten und leg dich mit ganczer sterck dar auff und spring auff deyn rechte seytten so prigstu ym den armen

[73r.3] ein anders

|Item wiltu dz stueck machen so thun im also haulb zu syner lincken syten mit dem entruest haulb Indes [73v.1] ruck nahent an in an syn gehultz mit dyenem Indes loß din messer fallen vnd griff mit dyner verkerten hant sin rechte hant vnd wind dich vmb vnd wind dich mit dyner lincken siten an sin rechten vnd trett mit dem lincken fus vor sin rechte vnd ruck den arm vff din brust vnd schlag dyn lincken arm vber syn rechten arm vnd leg dich mit gantzer starck daruff vnd spring vff din rechte syten so brischstu im den arm

[] Then, if you want to throw him and hold so that he cannot stand up, “simultaneously” as you have turned on your right side, fall on the arse on the ground, so that he has to fall with you, and he falls on his face. You can also give him a dagger in his left hand as he lies at you and let him thrust, but he cannot do anything to you if you can hold him correctly and perform the element correctly.

[] Grab his right to the left
Hit the shoulder, leap behind in fighting

Then, perform the element this way: when you come to the man in the Zufechten, grab his right hand with your left turned hand and turn it around to your left side, and pull it well towards yourself. And do as if you wanted to hit im with the hilt at the face, and “simultaneously” step with your right foot behind his right one and hit him with the hilt or with your right arm firmly to the front of his shoulder. Then, turn a bit with the body to your left side and throw him over your right leg. The text follows.

[49r.3] Vach linck seynen rechten
Dy achsel stoß hynter spring ym vechten

Item daß stuck treyb alzo wenn dw mit dem zwvechten zw ym kummest so fach ym seyn rechte hand mit deyner lincken verkerten hand und reyb dy umb yn deyn lincke seytten und czeug dy woll fur dich [49v.1] hyn und thu sam dw yn wollest mit dem gehulcz yn daß angesicht stossen yndeß schreyt mit deynem rechten fuß hynter seynen rechten und stoß yn mit dem gehulcz oder mit deynem armen starck foren an seyn lincke achsellen und reyb dich eyn wenig mit dem leyb auff deyn rechte seytten und wirff yn uber daß rechtt payn etc Sequitur textus

[73v.2] Vach linck sinen rechten
Die achsell stos hinder spring Im vechten

|Hie saget der meinster von eynem gutten stuck dz tribe also wan du mit dem zu vechten zu dem man kümpst so vahe im sin rechte hant mit diner lincken verkerten hant vnd rib die vmb vff dyn lincken siten vnd zuch die woll vmb sich dich oder vor dich heyn vnd thun sam dü wollest mit dem gehultz in dz angesicht stossen Indes schrit mit dynem rechten fus hinter synen rechten vnd stoß in mit dym gehultz oder mit dym arm [74r.1] starck vorn an sin rechte achsell vnd rib dich eyn wenig mit dem lib vff din lincken syten vnd wurff in vber dz recht peyn ~

[] If he want to hit the shoulder
You should discourage the elbow

Here the master states a breaking against the element announced before and speaks: The shoulder, etc. You should understand it this way: if he has grabbed your right arm with his left one and has stepped with the right foot behind your right one and wants to hit your shoulder, “simultaneously” as he wants to hit, take your left hand and go with it behind to his elbow and push him away from you to his left side. Or, strike your left arm firmly from above over his right one and turn firmly to your right side. The text follows.

[49v.2] Dy achselen will er stossen
Den ölpogen solt verdrossen

Hye sagt der meyster eyn pruch wyder daß ee gemellt stuck und spricht alzo dy achsel etc Daß soltu alzo verstan hat er deyn rechten armen gefangen mit seynem rechten und ist mit dem rechten fuß geschriten hynter deynen rechten und will deyn achselen stossen yndeß so er stossen will so nymb deyn lincke hand und far da mit hynten an seyn ölpogen und scheub yn von dir auff seyn lincke seytten oder schlag deyn lincken armen starck [50r.1] von oben uber seyn rechte und schreit mit deynem lincken fuß fur seyn rechte und wendt dich starck auff deyn rechte seytten Sequitur textus

[] If he strikes at you from the right
Strike the Entrüsthau and wait for the fighting
Grab his right with your left
Strike over with the right so that no damage may get near you

Here the master speaks about a good element and speaks: If he strikes at you, etc. You should understand it this way: go stretched to him with an Entrüsthau and grab his right arm with your left arm or hand. Then, turn it around and drop your Messer and go from below through his arm, and strike your right arm on the outside in the joint of the elbow. Then, pull his elbow to your chest and lie down firmly with the body on it. If you want to throw him, step with your right foot behind his right one. The text follows.

[50r.2] Haüt er aüff dich rechtenß
Entrüst und wart vechtenß
Mit linck seynen rechten vahen
Recht ueberschlag so mag dir kayn schad nahen

Hye sagt der meyster aber von eynen guten stuck und spricht haut er auff dich etc Daß soltu alzo verstan gee gestrackt auff yn mit dem entrusthaw und vach seyn rechten armen mit deynem lincken armen oder hand und ker ym dye umb und laß deyn messer fallen und far ym unten durch den armen und schlag ym deyn rechten armen ausbendigß yn daß gelenck deß ölpogenß und ruck seyn ölpogen an deyn prust [50v.1] und leg dich starck mit dem leyb darauff wiltu yn den werffen so schreit mit deynem rechten fuß hynter seynen rechten fueß etc Sequitur textus

[74r.3] Haut er vff dich rechtens
Entrust vnd wart vechtens

[74v.1] Mit linck sinen rechten vahen
Recht vber schlag so mag dir kein schad nohen

|Hie saget der meinster aber von eynem gutten stuck vnd spricht haut er vff dich etc Das soltu also verstan |Gee starck vff in mit dem entruest haulb vnd vahe syn rechten arm mit dynem lincken arm oder hant vnd kere dich vmb vnd loß din messer fallen vnd far ym vnten durch den arm vnd schlag ym den rechten arm vßwendig indaß gelenck des elnbogens vnd ruck syn[14] elnbogen an din brust vnd leg dich starck mit dem lib darüff wiltu yn dan werffen so schrit mit dynem rechten fus hinder sin rechten vnd wurff yn daruder [!] ~

[] If he wants in the fight
To strike over the right
You should go through him
And he is caught as if in yarn

Here the master states a breaking against the element announced before and speaks: If he wants, etc.

[74v.2] Wil er im vechten
Vber schlagen den rechten
Den soltu durch faren

[75r.1] Er ist gefangen als in eym garn

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider dz egemelt stuck vnd spricht also Wil er Im vechten etc

[] You should understand it this way: if he falls with his left hand on your right one and wants to go with his right arm through from below through your right one, and wants to strike it on the outside in the joint of the elbow, “simultaneously” let your Messer go and pull your right hand out of his right one downwards, and go through under his arm from below. Then, go from behind above his right arm with your right hand and press his hand under your right shoulder on your body, and turn your left side on his right one, and fall with your left hand from above over his left shoulder and swing to your right side.

[50v.3] daß soltu alzo verstan felt er dir mit seyner lincken yn deyn rechte handt und mit seyner rechten will er unter durch faren durch deyn rechten und wil dir den schlagen außwendigß yn daß glenck deß ölpogenß yndeß laß deyn messer und deyn rechte hand reyb auß seyner rechten untersich und far unter seyn rechten armen unten durch [51r.1] und far hynter uber seyn armen mit deyner rechten hand und druck seyn hand unter deyn rechte vchsen an deyn leyb und wendt deyn lincke seytten an seyn rechte und fal mit deyner lincken hand oben uber seyn lincke achsel und swyng dich auff deyn rechte seytten etc

[]

Then, he grabs you with his left turned hand in your right [arm] and wants to strike his right [arm] over your right [arm] in the joint of the elbow as before. “Simultaneously” be skilled and drop your Messer and pull your right hand free from his left one on the inside, and go from below through his left arm with the stroke behind with your right arm over his left one, firmly from above downwards. Then, turn your right side on his left one and throw him firmly over your right hip.


[75r.3] alliud

|Item griefft er dir mit dÿner lincken verkerten hant in dyn rechte vnd wil syn rechten vber din rechten in daß gelenck des elnboges [75v.1] als vor indes boeß behendenn vnd loß dyn mesß fallen vnd rieß din rechte hant Inlbendigks vß syner lincken vnd far vnten durch syn lincken arm mit dem schlag hinden mit dienem rechten arm vber syn lincken starck von oben nider vnd wind din rechte syten an syn lincke vnd wurff in starck vber dyn rechte huefften

[] Then, another arm-breaking: if he grabs you with his left hand as before, and wants to strike his right [arm] over your right [arm] on the outside, “simultaneously” turn your Messer with the “short” edge against him and let “simultaneously” the already mentioned edge fall quickly with the lowered point to his left elbow and go with the Messer between you both and with the edge from below through his right arm, and come with your left hand in the middle of your Messer. Then, press with it firmly on the outside of his right firmly down and turn with your left side into his right one and throw him over your left leg.

[51r.3] Item aber eyn ander pruch greufft er dir mit seyner lincken hand alz vor [51v.1] und will mit seyner rechten schlagen uber deyner rechten außbendingß alz vor yndeß wendt deyn messer mit der kurczen schneyden gegen ym und laß yndeß dy ee gemelt schneyden mit gesencktem ort an seynen lincken ölpogen schell ablaytten und far mit dem messer czwischen euch payden mit der klyngen unten durch seyn rechten armen und kum mit deyner lincken hand yn dy mit deyneß messerß und druck da mit außbendigß seynen rechten armen fast nyder und wendt dich mit deyner lincken seytten an seyn rechte und wirff yn uber deyn linckeß payn

[] Then, if he grabbed you with his left hand as [before] and wants to strike his right one over, also as before, “simultaneously” lower your hilt well above his left hand and come with your left hand to help your right hand down on your hilt. Then, pull with your both hands firmly downwards and strike through his head strongly, and step “simultaneously” with the left foot back.

[51v.2] Item hat er dich gefast mit seyner lincken hand alz und will seyner rechten uberschlagen auch alz vor yndeß senck deyn gehulcz woll uber seyn lincke handt und kum mit deyner lincken hand deyner rechten zw hilff unten an deyn gehulcz und reyb mit deynen payden henden starck untersich und haw [52r.1] yn durch den kopff starck und schreyt yndeß mit dem lincken fuß zw ruck

[] You should also know that you should be quick in these breakings announced above, so that he does not bring you in the scale. The text follows.

[] Right with left, learn to clench the arms
Hold him firmly to discourage
Learn to dive the arms with the Messer
If you want to use the clenching

Here the master speaks about a clenching and speaks: Right with left, etc. You should understand it this way: if he strikes a stroke from above at you, and you strike against him the Entrüsthau together with him and come close to him, so that the hands come together. “Simultaneously” hold the right arm firmly on his right one so that your hand is always on his one, and strike “simultaneously” your left arm above his right one in the joint of the elbow of his right arm on the outside. Then, go with the left hand from inside on your right arm lie down with the chest on his arm, so that his elbow comes on your chest, and press firmly with your both hands, in that way he is clenched.

[52r.3] Recht mit linck ler armen peschlyssen
Hallt yn fast zw verdryssen
Mit messer ler armen dauchen
Willtu der beschlyssen prauchen

Hye sagt der meyster aber von eynem beschlyssen und spricht recht mit linck etc daß solltu alzo verstan hawt er auff dich eyn oberhaw und haw mit ym gleich eyn mit eynem entrusthaw und kum nohend an yn daß dy hend zwsammen rueren yndeß hallt deyn rechten armen starck an seynen rechten daß deyn hand euchlyng an der seyner [52v.1] stee und schlag yndeß deynen lincken armen uber seynen rechten yn daß gelenck deß ölpogenß seyneß rechten armeß außbendigß und far mit der lincken hand ynbendigß yn deyn rechten armen und leg dich mit der prust auff seynen armen daß seyn olpogen an deyn prust kwm und druck fast mit deynen payden henden alzo ist er aber peschlossen etc

[] Then, another clenching: grab with your left hand above his right arm well to the elbow and with the same left hand go on the outside behind his arm, and take your Messer in the middle with your left hand and let the point come out sideways at your left side. Then, step with your right foot behind his right one, and hit him with your Messer or arm to his right shoulder. Then, press his right arm with your left hand firmly to your left side, and throw him over your right leg. Or, put the hilt on the nape of the neck on his neck on his right side.

[52v.2] Item aber eyn peschlyssen greuff mit deyner lincken hand uber seyn rechten armen wol zw deym ölpogen und mit der selbigen lincken hand far hyn ab außbendigsß unter seyn armen und nym mit deyner lincken hand deyn messer yn der mit und laß den ortt peseytt neben deyner lincken seytten hyn auß gan und schreyt mit deynen rechten fuß hynter seynen rechten und stoß yn alzo mit deym messer oder armen auff seyn rechte achsel und druck mit deyner lincken hand seynen rechten armen fast yn deyn lincke seytten und wirff yn uber deyn rechteß payn oder leg ym daß gehulcz an den halz [53r.1] seyner lincken seytten oder auff seyner rechten seytten leg ym daß gehulcz yn seyn genick hynden etc

[76r.2] |Item Aber eyn beschluessen griff mit diner lincken hant vber sin rechten arm Wol zu dem elbogen vnd mit der selbigen hantt [76v.1] far hÿnab vßwendig vnter sin arm vnd nÿm mit diner lincken din messer in der mitten vnd loß den ortt besitz nebent diner lincken hynuß ge vnd schrit mit diner rechten fus hinter synem rechten vnd stos in also mit dinem messer oder arm vff sin rechten achsell vnd druck mit diner lincken hant sin rechten arm vast in dim lincke siten vnd wurff im vber din rechte peyn oder leg im daß gehultz an den hals siner lincken siten oder vff siner rechten siten leg im dz gehultz in sin genueck hinten ~

[] If he has clenched you
And he entangles you with pressing
You should lower your Messer
And learn to swing firmly to the left

Here the master teaches a breaking against the clenching announced before and speaks: If he has clenched you, etc. You should understand it this way: if he has grabbed you with the left arm in the joint of your right elbow on the outside and with his right [hand] under your right [arm] and has grabbed your arm on his chest and wants to press you with it over the back, “simultaneously” stand warlikely against him and let your Messer go down to your left shoulder. Then, grab with your left hand in his arm close to the shoulder, and step with your right foot behind his right one, and turn around to your left side, and throw him over your right foot.

[53r.2] Beschlossen so er dich hatt
Mit drucken er dir mach nott
Deyn messer solt sencken
Auff linck starck ler swencken

Hye lert der meyster eyn pruch wyder dy ee gemelten peschlysssen und spricht peschlossen so er etc. Daß soltu alzo verstan hat er dir gryffen mit dem lincken armen yn daß glenck deyneß rechten ölpogenß außbendigß und mit seyner rechten Ist unter deynen rechten und hat deyn armen auff seyn prust gefast und will dich da mit uber ruck drucken yndeß stee streytteß gegen ym und laß deyn swertt messer sincken nyder yn deyn lincken uchsen und greuff [53v.1] mitt deyner lincken hand yn seyn armen nohent bey der achsel und schreyt mit dem rechten fuß hynter seyn rechten und reyb dich umb auff deyn lincke seytten und wirff yn uber deyn rechten fuß etc

[76v.2] Beschlossen so er dich halt
Mit trucken er dir mach mat
Din messer soltu sencken
Vff linck starck ler schwencken

|Hie lert der meinster ein bruch wider die egemelt beschlussen vnd spricht beschlusß |Daß soltu also verstan hat er dir griffen mit dem lincken arm Indas gelenck dines rechten elnbogens vßwendig vnd mit siner [77r.1] rechten vnder diner rechten vnd hat din arm vff sin brust gefast vnd will dich do mit vber ruck drucken Indes ste strittes gegen im vnd loß din messer sencken nider in din lincke vschen vnd griff mit diner lincken hant in sin arm nohent by der achsell vnd schrit mit dinem rechten fus hinter sinen rechten vnd rib dich vmb vff din lincke siten vnd wurff in vber din rechten fus ~

[]

Then, another breaking: if he has grabbed you with his right [arm] under your right one and stroke with his left [hand] in your right elbow as before, fall “simultaneously” in the middle of your Messer with your left hand and go high with the blade and go with your hilt above his both arms. Then, step with the left foot in front of his left one and press with the hilt firmly from above downwards, and with your left arm push firmly his shoulder down and throw him over your left leg.


[] Then, another different breaking: if he grabs as before, grab with your left hand from below at your hilt to help the right hand and pull firmly downwards as you have been taught before and strike at him through his head from above. The text follows.

[53v.3] Item aber eyn ander pruch greufft er alz vor so greuff mit deyner lincken hand unten an deyn gehulcz der rechten zw hilff und reyß starck untersich alz dw vor [54r.1] unterricht pist und haw yn durch seyn kopff von oben etc Sequitur textus

[] Do not forget the cuts
Two from below and two from above

Here the master speaks about the cuts and their peculiarities, and states that they are four. The first two, that is the two from above, are to be performed against the fighters who go from the bind and who eagerly strike around with the Messer to the other peaks. The cut breaks it this manner: if he binds you on your Messer with displacing or else to your left side and then he strikes quickly around with the Entrüsthau or else to your right side, leap out of the stroke with the left foot to his right side and fall with the sharp edge over his arm and press him with the cut from you. You should always do this when he strikes from the displacement.

[] Then, if he lies to your right side at the ear, and you lie on his Messer from below or from above, as soon as he wants to strike around to the other peak of your left ear, cut with the short edge into his right arm on the inside. This is the other cut.

[] Then, the two other cuts are to be performed agains the fighters who run in with high stretched arm and perform the cuts this way: if he binds you on the Messer, be it with displacing or else, and he then goes high with the arm and runs into you to your left side, turn your Messer so that the thumb is below and [cut] with the sharp [edge] under his hilt to his arm, and press upwards while cutting.

[] Then, if one runs into you to your right side, turn your Messer so that the thumb is below and come with the short edge under his hilt to his arm. And press upwards while cutting. Thus, you have the four cuts and if you can perform them well, you are able to perform them in all the bindings.

[54v.3] Item laufft er dir eyn auff deyn rechte seytten so verbend deyn messer daß der dawm unter kum mit der kurczen oder [55r.1] stumpffen schneyden unter seyn gehulcz yn seyn armen und druck mit dem schnydt ubersich alzo hast dy vyer schnydt und wenn dw dich recht dar eyn schicken wild so magstu dy treyben ym messer und ym swertt

[] If he wants to pull from the binding
You should press his hand

Now the master speaks how you should change one cut into the other one, and speaks: If he wants, etc. Notice it this way: if one runs into you to your left side with the arm stretched high, turn your Messer with the long edge under his hilt to him arm and press firmly upwards and step with it to his right side. Then, wind the pommel through downwards with the Messer from his arm and turn the Messer from the cut from below into the one from above over his arm with the long edge.

[55r.2] Will er auß dem pandt rucken
Dy hand soltu ym drucken

Nw sagt der meyster wye dw eyn schnydt yn den anderen wechsellen solt und spricht will er auß etc daß merck alzo wenn dir eyner eyn laufft zw deyner lincken seyten mit aufgerecktem armen so verbend deyn messer mit der langen schneyden unter seyn gehulcz ym yn seyn arm und druck fast ubersich und schreyt do mit auff seyn rechte seytten und wynd den knauff mit unten durch mit dem messer von seynen armen und wend daß messer auß dem unteren schnydt yn den oberen [55v.1] uber seyn armen mit der langen schneyden

[78r.3] Wil er vs dem pand rucken
Die hant soltu Im drucken

|Hie saget der meinster Wie du eyn schnitt in den andern wechseln solt vnd spricht [78v.1] wil er vß etc daß merck also wan eyner dir in laufft zu diner lincken siten mit vff gerechten arm so verwind so verwind [!] din messer mit der langen schniden vntter sin gehultz in sin arm vnd druck fast vber sich vnd schrit do mit vff sin rechten siten vnd wend den kopff mit vnten durch mit dem messer von sinem arm vnd wind dz messer vß den vnten schnit in den obern vber sin arm mit der langen schniden

[] Then, if one runs into you to your right side with the stretched arm, wind your Messer with the short edge under his hilt into his arm, and press firmly upwards and step to his left side, and let the hilt go through below. Then, turn your Messer with the long edge over his arm into the cut from above and press from yourself. You can also cut the man into his neck or his chest, and thereafter deliver the cuts according to as the man stands.

[] Showing the sun
If you want to bend with the Messer
Feel for the shoulder
Press firmly against the nape of the neck

Here the master speaks about an element that is called the sun showing. Do it this way: if he strikes at you or you at him, and as the Messers spark together, go with the hilt of your Messer above his Messer on his right side, and step with your left foot behind his right one. Then, grab with your left hand behind on his shoulder of his left side, and pull him firmly towards you, and go with the hilt and the crosspiece of your Messer under his throat, and press his throat firmly against the nape of the neck. This is called the sun showing in the Messer. The text follows.

[78v.3] Das sünnen zeichen
Mit dem messer wiltu Im neigen
Die achsels dast

[79r.1] Gegen nack druck vast

|Hie saget der meinster von eÿnem stuck dz heist er dz sünnen zeÿchen Daß mach also haut er zu dir oder du zu Im vnd so die messer zu samen glitzen so far mit dinem gehultz dines messers vber sin messer vff siner rechten siten vnd schrit mit dem lincken fus hinter sinen rechten vnd griff mit diner lincken hant hinten an sin achsell siner lincken siten vnd druck in fast zu dir vnd far mit dem gehultz vnd crütz dines messers vnter sin hals vnd druck sere gegen dem nack dz heisset im messer dz sünnen zeÿchen

[] If he feels for
And presses firmly towards the nape of the neck
Strike over the right arm
And take the balance at the elbow

Here the master states a breaking against the sun showing and do it this way: if he has gone with the hilt above your Messer under your neck, and with the left [hand] from behind to your left shoulder, drop your Messer and go with your right hand through his both arms, or between his both arms, and go with your right hand to his right arm from behind to the elbow. Then, pull with it firmly towards your right side and go with your left hand from outside under his right elbow to help your right hand, and turn your left side to his right one, and push with both hands with the entire force to your right side. This way, you will get his right arm clenched above your left one, and also his Messer.

[79r.2] Ob er dast
Vnd gegen nack druck vast
den rechten arm vber schlag
Bÿ dem elnbogen nim die wog

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider dz sünnen zeychen vnd spricht vber tast etc |Daß soltu also verstan ist er dir mit sinem [79v.1] gehultz gefaren vber din messer vnter dinem hals vnd mit der lincken hinten an din lincke achsel so loß din messer fallen vnd far mit diner rechten hant durch sin peide arm oder zwuschen sin beide arm vff vnd far mit der rechten hant vber sin rechten arm hinden an dem elnbogen vnd zuch do mit starck gegen diner rechten siten vnd far mit diner lincken hant vßwendig vnter sin rechten elnbogen diner rechten hant zu hilff vnd wind din lincke siten an sin rechte vnd schub mit peiden henden mit gantzer karfft vff din recht siten so kümpt dir sin rechten arm geschlossen vber den lincken vnd auch sin messer also hastu den verborgen griff genant gemacht ~

[]

Then, if he has grabbed you with the hilt as before, and wants to do the sun showing, go with your Messer under his both arms to your left side, so that the point goes outside behind, and assume the armed hand, and go high with the hilt and with the right arm. Then, turn with your chest a bit backwards and “simultaneously” hit with your hilt firmly to his right elbow on the outside and step with your left foot in front of his right one and go with the hilt firmly above his right elbow, so that the point is above, and the hilt is towards the ground, on the inside to his arm and press firmly from above downwards with the armed hand to your right side.


[56v.2] Item hat er dich mit dem gehulcz gefast [57r.1] alz vor und will dir aber daß sunnen czaygen machen so far mit deynem messer unter seynen payden armen auff deyn lincke seytten daß der ortt hynter dich außhyn gee und fal zw gewoppender handt und far auff mit dem gehultz und mitt deym rechten armen und wenck mit der prüst eyn benig zw ruck yndeß stoß mit deym gehulcz starck an seynen lincken olpogen außbendigß auff deyn rechte seytten und schreyt mit dem lincken fuß fuer seyn rechten und far mit dem gehulcz starck uber seynen rechten daß der ort oben stee und daß gehulcz gegen der erden und druck starck von oben nyder mit geboppender handt auff deyn rechte seytten etc

[79v.2] alliud

|Item hat er dich mit dem gehultz gefast als vor vnd will dir aber dz sünnen zeychen machen so far mit dem messer vntter sin beide arm vff din lincke siten dz der ortt hinden vssen ge vnd fal zu gewopenter hant vnd far vff mit dem gehultz vnd far vff mit dem rechten arm vnd wenck mit der prust eyn wenig zu ruck Indes stos mit dinem gehultz starck an sin elnbogen vswendig [80r.1] vff din recht siten vnd schrit mit dem lincken fus fur sin rechten vnd far mit dem gehultz starck vber sin rechten dz der ortt oben ste vnd dz gehultz gegen der erden vnd druck starck von oben nider mit gewopenter hant vff dim [!] rechten siten ~

[]

Then, another different breaking: if he holds you as before with the sun showing, go under his both arms with the point to your left side and go with the hilt between his both arms upwards on the inside above his hand, and pull firmly with the hilt downwards and press firmly downwards with the blade of your Messer and swing to your right side.


[57r.2] Item aber eyn ander pruch hellt er dich alz vor mit dem sunnen czaygen so far aber under seynen payden armen mit dem ortt auff deyn lincke seytten und far mit dem gehulcz czwischen seynen payden armen auff oben ynbendigß uber seyn hand und reyß starck mit deym [57v.1] gehulcz untersich und druck oben fast nyder mit der klyngen deyneß messerß und swyng dich auff deyn rechte seytten etc

[] Then, another different breaking: is he has grabbed you with the sun showing as before, notice “simultaneously” at the moment as he goes with the left arm to your left shoulder, do not let him come around you with the arm. Instead, as he wants to rush against you and stretches his arm, “simultaneously” go with the point of your Messer with the weak between his both arms high to the joint of the elbow of his right arm. Then, go with the hilt and with the strong of your Messer from below high on the inside to the joint of his left elbow, and turn with your right side to his left one, and step with your right foot in front of his right one. Then, press rapidly to your left side. Thus, you have grabbed and locked him, so that you can lead him where you want without his wish, and you can also throw him so that he cannot stand up.

[57v.2] Item aber eyn ander pruch hatt er dich mit dem sunnen czaygen gefast alz vor so merck yndeß dy weyl er fert mit dem lincken armen nach deyner lincken achsel So laß yn umb dich mit dem armen nichtt kummen sunder weyl er tasten wil gegen dir und seynen armen streckt yndeß far mit dem ort deyneß messerß mit der swech czwischen seynen payden armen auff ynn daß gelenck deß olpogenß seyneß rechten armenß und far mit dem gehulcz und mitt der sterck deyneß messerß von unten auff außbendigß yn daß gelenck seyneß lincken olpogenß und wendt dich mit deyner rechten seytten an seyn lincke und schreyt mit dem rechten fuß fur seyn rechten und druck geswyndt auff deyn lincke seytten alzo hastu yn aber gefangen und verrigeltt daß dw yn fueren magst wo dw hyn wild uber seynen danck und magst yn auch werffen daß er nicht [58r.1] auff mag stan

[] And you can sit at him and play board games, eat and drink, in that way he has to rot unless you let him cordially stand up.

[] Then, if he holds you as before in the sun showing, go with the Messer with the armed hand to your left side as before, but sooner than he has grabbed your shoulder. “Simultaneously” as he stretches the arm against you, go high with the hilt between his both arms in front of his joint of the left elbow or the hand and turn your left side to his right one, and step with your left foot to his right one. [Then, pull with the hilt] his right arm or hand firmly down, and press with the blade of your Messer and with your elbow to his right shoulder firmly from you. Then, lay down with your arm and chest on the same shoulder.

[]

[] If you want to run off
You should weave from both sides

Here the master teaches a main element and states how you should run off in the Messer and speaks: if you want to run off, etc.

[] You should understand it this way: if you come in the Zufechten to him, and you have close to him with the binding, and then you want to run off with the Messer, you should weave with it, as the women do when they unspool the yarn on both sides. And do as if you wanted to sit down with the Messer, and let the Messer go off from both sides, so that the thumb is always down on the flat of the Messer. And as you see that he follows your Messer with the displacement, do “simultaneously” a feint on the side on which you can have the man in the surest manner, in that way you hit him.

[58v.3] Daß soltu alzo verstan wenn dw ym zw vechten zw ymb kumbst vnd hast nohent zw ym mit dem an pynden wiltu den ablauffen mit dem messer so soltu da mit bayffen alz dy frawen wenn si daß garen abwynten oder wayffen [59r.1] von payden seytten und thue gleich alz dw nyder seczen wollest und laß daß messer von payden seytten abgen doch daß der dawm albegen unten stee auff der flech deß messerß und wenn dw den stigst daß er deynem messer nach gett mit der versaczung yndeß mach eyn feler auff welcher seytten dw den man am gebisten mogst zw haben so triffest dw yn

[80r.4] dz soltu also verstan wan du im zubechten zu im kümpst vnd hast nicht zu im mit dem anbinden wiltu dan ab lauffen mit dem messer so soltu do mit [80v.1] werffen als die fraulben wan sie dz garn ab haspeln von beiden siten vnd thün glich als wollest nider sitzen mit dem messer vnd loß dz messer von beiden siten ab gen doch dz der thüm alwegen vnten ste vff der flech des messers vnd wan du dan sihest dz er dinem messer noch get mit der versatzüng Indes mach eyn feller vff welcher siten du den man an dem gewisesten meinest zu haben so trifstu in

[] Then, or as you run off from both sides,“simultaneously” as you have run off from above, strike quickly to one of the the lower peak, and “simultaneously” strike quickly again to the upper peak.

[]

If he is in the hanging point
Take the Messer with no fear
You should move with the cross
And exercise yourself with both edges

Then, here the master speaks about a main element, that is about the taking over.


[59r.3] Ligt er ym hangettem ortt
Benym daß messer an forcht
Mit dem kreucz soltu schuben
Und mit payden schneyden dich üben

Hye sagt der meyster aber von eynem haubtstuck daß ist von den pnemen ym [59v.1] messer



[] Now notice that the taking over in the Messer is while you come together in the Zufechten and you both stand in the hanging point. Then, if you stand on his left side on his Messer in the hanging point, go with the crosspiece or the hilt to his right side on the blade of his Messer, and push his Messer to his left side. “Simultaneously” step with your left foot forwards to his right side and strike at his head with the long edge.

[80v.5] Nu merck dz benemen im messer dz ist wan ir im ze vechten ze samen kümptt vnd so ir beid ligt im hangenden ort ligstu dan vff [81r.1] siner lincken siten an sinem messer so far mit dem crutz oder gehultz vff sin rechte siten an sin messers klingen vnd schub im also sin messer vff sin lincke siten Indes schrit mit dinem lincken fus vff sin rechte siten vnd schlag im zu dem kopff mit der langen schniden

[] If he stands against you in the hanging point on your right side and you stand as well on his right side in the hanging point, and you both stand againt each other and are in binding, go with the crosspiece to his left side on his Messer and push his Messer to his right side with your Messer. “Simultaneously” step well around to his left side with your right foot and strike with the blunt edge at his head. The text follows.

[59v.3] Item ligtt er gegen dir ym hangattem ortt auff deyner rechten seytten und dw ligest auch auff seyner rechten seytten auch ym hangattem ortt und so ir alzo ligtt gegen eyn ander und alzo seit ym pandt so far mit dem kreucz oder gehultz auff seyn lincke seytten an seyn messer und scheub mit deynem messer auff seyn rechte seytten woll und schreit yndeß wol umb auff seyn lincke seytten mit deynem rechten fuß und schlag yn mit der stumpfen [60r.1] schneyden an seyn kopff Sequitur textus

[]

Who stands in the hanging point
And exercises the taking over
To him you should go through
If you want to remain without injury

Here the master states an element against the taking over and a breaking and speaks: Who stands, etc. You should do the breaking this way: if he stands on your left side in the hanging point and you also stand on his left side in the hanging point, and he wants to take over your Messer with his Messer, notice, while he pushes your Messer, twitch your Messer to yourself, and come sooner with the stroke than him, and strike at his left ear. “Simultaneously” wind your Messer against him and thrust at his face.



[80v.3] Der im hangenden ort ligt
Vnd die benemen weg
Dem soltu durch gan
Wiltu sin nicht schaden han






[] Then, another breaking against the taking over and is better than the first breaking and element, as the first element and the first breaking go quite badly, but this element and breaking goes firmly rightfully and do it this way: if he stands in the hanging point to your right side and you also [stand] on his right side, “simultaneously,” as he pushes your Messer to your right side and wants to strike to your left side to the ear, “simultaneously” twitch your Messer to yourself from his Messer. Then, come sooner with the stroke, and strike to his ear to his right side.

[]

Then, another breaking, and it is the best. If he wants to take over you as before, notice, as he strikes at your left ear, “simultaneously” go high with your Messer as before under his Messer and set the point on his neck to his right side and do “simultaneously” what you want. The text follows.


[] If you want to take over him
And take the weapon with the empty hand
Twitch, change if you want
Be cautious behind the shield

Here the master says how one should take over the man and [speaks]: If you want, etc. You should understand it this way: if you want to take his Messer, do it this way-if you both stand in the hanging point on his right side and he also [stands] on your right side, take over his Messer well on his right side. “Simultaneously” fall with your empty hand on his hand on the hilt of the Messer, and pull downwards in that way you take his Messer.

[82r.2] Wiltu In benemen
Mit lerer hant were nemen
Zuck wechsell ob du wilt
Die wacht hab hinter dem schult

|Hie saget der meinster wie man den man benemen sol vnd spricht also |wiltu In benemen dz soltu also verstan wiltu Im sin messer nemen so thün Im also so ir beide ligt im hangenden ort vff siner rechten siten vnd er ouch vff diner rechten siten so benÿm im sin messer woll vff siner rechten siten Indes fal mit diner lerer hant vff sin hant an [82v.1] dz gehultz desß messers vnd riß vntersich so nympstu im dz messer

[]

Then, if you both stand as before, take over him with the empty hand, and do him this way: if you both stand in the hanging point, grab with your left [hand] to his left side through his Messer, and fall with the left hand on the outside and above between his Messer and your right hand. This way he is taken over with the empty hand.


[61r.2] Item ligt Ir payde alz vor so penymb yn aber mit lerer hand und thue ym alzo so Ir peyde ligtt ym hangattem ortt so pe greuff mit deyner lincken hand auff seyn lincke seytten durch seyn messer und [61v.1] fal außbendigß oben mit der lincken hand czwischen seyn messer und seyner rechten hand etc

[] Then, if you stand in the hanging point as before, you can also twitch through, and change through or cut.

[] Then, do him as if you wanted to thrust at the lower peaks, and “simultaneously” thrust aside to his right side, and do not hit him with the thrust, but strike with the Entrüsthau to his left side to the upper peaks.

[] Then, if you both stand as before, “simultaneously“ wind with your Messer against his Messer so that the thumb is above, and thrust skillfully at his stomach. “Simultaneously” wind again to your left side, so that the blunt edge is below and thrust at him to the previous peak.

[] Then, if you stand as before, do as if you wanted to wind at his stomach, and thrust the long point “simultaneously” at his face.

[61v.5] Item so dw stest alz vor so thue samb [62r.1] dw ym zw dem pauch wollest wÿnden yndeß stich ym zw dem gesicht etc

[] Be ready in winding,
So that your point hits and breaks his one,
You should resist the Messer-taking,
Turn to him with pulling

Here the master states a breaking against the changing through in the taking over and speaks: In winding, etc. You should understand it this way: if you stand in the hanging point against his right side and he stands against you on the same side and he winds his Messer against your one, and wants to go through “simultaneously” with the point to your face, “simultaneously” wind also against his Messer and go with it high to his face, so that your point hits and his one will be set off.

[] Then, another breaking against the twitching in the hanging point. If you have noticed that he twitchs his Messer to himself and wants to twitch through, “simultaneously,” as he goes high with the hilt and also the arm, go with the hanging point to his face and do not let him come from your Messer or twitch through.

[83r.3] |Item eyn ander bruch wider dz zuecken Im hangenden [83v.1] ort so mercken bist dz er sin messer an sich zuck vnd wil dir durch zucken Indes so er vff fert mit dem gehultz vnd auch arm Indes far im mit hangenden ort zu sinem gesicht vnd loß in nicht ab kümen von dem messer noch durch zucken ~

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Then, a breaking against the Messer-taking in the hanging point. If he takes over you on your right side and grabs with his left hand on the outside to your right hand in the hilt, and wants to take your Messer, “simultaneously,” as he presses downwards, fall with your left hand from below on the hilt and with your right hand go above on the hilt again, and pull with both hands firmly downwards, in that way you take the Messer from him again and strike through his head.


[] Then, break also the other Messer-taking with this breaking announced before, which is called “freely unbridled.”

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Go through the peaks
Learn to find strokes, thrusts and cuts
You should consider well the elements
And weaken the masters with them

Here the master speaks how one should go through with the Messer, and going through is very good in the Messer and in the sword. Whether you stand close or far, you can use it with the point, strokes or cuts.



[83v.4] Durch ge die zÿnnen
[84r.1] Helbe stich schnit ler finden
die stuck soltu wol bedencken
Vnd do mit die meinster krencken

|Hie saget der meinster wie man mit dem messer durch gen sol vnd dz durch gen ist sere gut im messer vnd im schwert du stost nohent oder fer so magstu die durch gen pruchen mit haulben oder mit dem ort oder mit schnitten ~ ~


[] Then, if you come together in the Zufechten and you want to do the going through, do it this way: strike an upper stroke from your right shoulder directly to his left side, and “simultaneously”, before you hit with the stroke, wind the blunt edge against his Messer and lower the point. Then, go between him and you to his right side, and strike to his head.

[63r.2] Item wenn Ir ym zwvechten zwsammen kumbtt wiltu den dy durchgen machen so thue ym alzo haw von deyner rechten achselen gerad eyn oberhaw zw ym eyn auff seyn lincke seytten yndeß ee dw triffest mit dem haw so wynd dy stumpff schneyd gegen seynem [63v.1] messer und senck den ortt nyder und gee czwischen yn und dir auff seyn rechte seytten und schlag yn zw dem kopff

[] Then, if he comes to you in the Zufechten, strike an upper stroke firmly to his left side to the head. “Simultaneously” wind the blunt edge against his Messer and let the point go down and go between you and him to his right side, and thrust him from above at his face, and turn your Messer so that the blunt edge is below.

[84r.3] Jtem kümpstu ze Im In dem zevechten so haulb aber In ober haulb starck vff syn [84v.1] lincken siten ze dem kopff Indes wind gegen sinem messer die stümpfen schniden vnd loß den ort mider sincken vnd far zwuschen dir vnd im vff sin rechte siten vnd stich im oben In ze dem gesicht vnd wind din messer daß die stümpff schnid vnten ste

[] Then, if you have also thrusted to his right side in the going through, you can also “simultaneously” twitch through and thrust againt to his left side.

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Then, you may also try if you may thrust at him through both cheeks, and do it this way: if you come to the man in the Zufechten as before, “simultaneously” strike firmly an upper stroke at him as before. “Simultaneously” go through with the Messer to his right side and thrust at his face. “Simultaneously” twitch your Messer again towards yourself and thrust at his left side at the face.


[63v.4] und versuech dich ob dw yn durch payde wang mugst stechen und thue dem alzo so dw zw dem man kumbst yn dem zw vechten alz vor yndeß haw starck eyn oberhaw auff yn alz vor yndeß gee [64r.1] durch mit dem messer auff seyn rechte seytten und stich ym zw dem gesichtt yndeß czuck daß messer an dich und stich ym zw dem gesichtt seyner lincken seytten

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Then, strike an upper stroke to his left side as before and go through and thrust at his right side at the face. “Simultaneously” go high with the Messer and go above your head, so that the thumb is below on the flat. And as you come above the middle of your head, so that the point is backwards above the head, and the hilt is against the man, “simultaneously” strike from above again to his right side at the head. Or, cut firmly at his arm, or work with the doubling, or “simultaneously” strike at the lower peaks. The text follows.


[84v.4] alliud

|Item haulb eyn ober haulb vff sin lincke siten als vor vnd ge aber durch vnd stich im vff [85r.1] sin rechten siten ze dem gesicht Indes far vff mit dem messer vnd far vff vber sin haupt dz der thüm vnten vff die flech sÿ vnd wan du vber die mit des hauptes kümpst dz die spitz hinten vber din kopff hien vff ste vnd dz gehultz gegem dem man Indes haulb oben nider in vff sin rechten siten ze dem kopff oder schnit im starck vber sin arm oder arbeit mit dem dupliren oder Indes haulb ze den vnderen zÿnnen ~

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Bowing in a twofold manner
Do your work with it
From both sides
Learn to step twofoldly

Here the master speaks about a main element, that is about bowing and its peculiarities. It is to be noticed and to be known here that many good elements and Messer takings come from the bowing, and many elements are delivered from it.


[64r.3] pOgen czwiüach
Deyn arbeytt do mit mach

[64v.1] Von payden seytten
Czwiüach ler schreyten

Hye sagt der meyster aber von eynem haubtstuck alz von dem pogen und von seyner eygenschafft daß ist nw zw wyssen daß auß dem pogen vill gutter stuck und vill messer nemen kummen und will stuck haben Ir dar pringen auß dem pogen


[85r.2] Bogen zwifach
Din arbeit do mit mach
Von beiden sitten
Zwuffach lere schriten

|Hie saget der meinster aber von eynem haupt stuck als von dem bogen vnd von siner eÿgenschafft dz ist Nu ze mercken oder ze wissen [85v.1] daß vß dem bogen vil gutter stuck vnd vil messer nemen kümen vnd vil stuck habem er dar bringen vß dem bogen


[] Then, do the bowing this way: hold your Messer on your left side above the knee, so that the point is against the man, and if he binds on you from his right side to your left side, bow with your Messer towards your body to your left side, so that the point is a bit lowered, the thumb is below, and the blunt edge stands against you. “Simultaneously,” as your Messer sparks on his one, step to his left side well out of the stroke with a twofold step, and strike through his head to his left side. Amen.

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Then, perform the other bowing this way: stand with the Messer on your right side as before, and if he strikes to you to your left side to the opening, bow with the Messer below his Messer to your right side, so that the point goes to your right side, and the hilt is against your left one, and the thumb is below, and the long edge is against you. Then, step out of the stroke to his right side with a twofold step well around him, and strike to his head to his right side.


[85v.3] Bogen

|Item den andern bogen trib also leg dich mit dim messer vff din rechte siten als vor vnd wan er vff dich hautt vff din lincke siten noch der ploß so peug mit dem messer vff vnter sin messer vff din rechten siten vnd dz der ort ge vff din rechte siten vnd dz daß gehultz ste gegen diner lincken siten vnd der [86r.1] thüm vnten vnd dz die lang schnid gegen dir ste vnd schrit vß dem haulb vff din rechte siten eyen zwiffachen drit woll vmb In vnd haulb im zue dem kopff siner rechten siten

[]

Then, the third bowing is to be done this way: stand with your Messer to your left side, so that the thumb is above on the Messer, the point of the Messer is on the ground, and the blunt edge is turned against the man. And if he strikes at you, bow your Messer to your right side under his Messer, and have your shield, that is your displacement, well in front of your head. Then, step with your left foot well out of the stroke to his right foot and his right side, and strike “simultaneously” at him through his head on the right side. Amen.


[65r.2] Item den dritten pogen mach alzo leg dich mit dem messer auff deyn lincke seytten daß der dawm oben lig auff dem messer und der ortt deß messerß auff der erden und dy stumpff schneyd sey gekertt gegen dem man So er denn auff dich hawet so peug deyn messer auff deyn rechte seytten unter seyn messer und [65v.1] hab deyn schildt daß ist dy versaczung wol fuer deyn haubt und schreytt mit deynem lincken fuß wol fuer auß dem haw auff seyn rechte seytten und haw ym yndeß dürch seyn haubt seyner rechten seytten AMEN

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Then, the fourth bowing is to be done on the left side, and do it this way: stand with the Messer on your left side, so that the point is on the ground, and the thumb is above on the flat, and expose yourself with your right side. If he strikes at the opening, bow your Messer well to your right side, so that the hilt is on your right side, and the point of the Messer is on your left side. Then, step in a twofold manner with both your feet well around him to his left side, well out of the stroke, and strike at him through his head to his left side. Amen.


[86r.3] alliud

|Item der vierd bogen ist zu machen vff der lincken siten vnd thün dem also leg dich mit dem messer vff din lincke siten dz der ort vff der erden sÿg vnd der thüm oben ste vff der flech vnd gib dich ploß mit diner rechten siten [86v.1] schlecht er dir dan ze der ploß so puge din messer mit dem wol vff sin rechte siten dz dz gehultz ste vff diner rechten siten vnd der ort des messers vff diner lincken siten vnd schrit mit dinen beiden füssen wol vmb in vff sin lincke siten wol vß dem haulb vnd haulb im durch sin haupt siner lincken siten

[] Thus, you have the bowing in a twofold manner from both sides. The text follows.

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What comes long from bowing
The point takes it away rapidly
Learn to turn the short edge
And let it fall long to the head

Here the master states a breaking against the direct strokes that are stroke from the bowing, and you should do the breaking this way: if you strike at him and he bows his Messer down, and displaces and “simultaneously” strikes from above downwards with a direct upper stroke, “simultaneously” step always aside out of the stroke, and strike at his head. Or, wind “simultaneously” your Messer against his one, and thrust at his face. Or, if he strikes at you, turn your Messer with the short edge on his Messer, and “simultaneously” turn your hand and Messer against him with the long edge, and strike through his head. The text follows.



[86v.3] Was vom pogen lang kümpt
Ort schnell dz ab nimpt
Die kurtz schnid ler wencken
Lanck zu haupt loß sencken

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider die geraden haulb die von bogen gehaulbet werden vnd den bruch soltu also machen |So du vff in haulbest vnd er hautt sin messer dar vnder vnd versetz vnd Indes schlecht er oben nider mit eynem geraden ober haulb Indes drit albveg besitz vß dem haulb vnd haulb im noch dem kopff oder wind Indes din [87r.1] messer mit der kurtzen schniden vff sin messer Indes wind din hant vnd messer gegen im mit der langen schniden vnd haulb im durch sin haupt ~

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[177r.2] Mer von dem bogen Ainn guts stuckh.

Item hastu den Bogen geschoben wie vor. Indes greiff mit deinner linncken sein rechte hannd. vnnd thu. sam du In durch das Maul wollest hawen vnnd Im haw ker dich hinumb auf. [177v.1] sein rechten seitten. das dein ruckh Gegen Im stee. Indes lasz dein duseggen auf dein lincken Achsel fallen. das die kurtz schneid oben sey. vnnd truckh vornen fast nider. so prichstu Im den arm ab. wildu den Armpruch nit treiben. so wechsel Indes. durch. vnnd treib weitter was du wildt

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With the Messer-taking
You can ashame him
Take the defence with the empty hand
Wind over to the left and press rapidly

Here the master states a main element, that is about the Messer-taking.




[] And do him this way: go firmly to him with the Entrüsthau to his left side, and in the binding, as the Messers spark together, go with your hilt high and over his Messer to his right side, and go with the crosspiece on the inside to his right elbow, and push with the crosspiece and the Messer firmly from you. With the left hand fall into his binding behing his right hand, and pull with your left hand firmly towards yourself, in that way you take his Messer.

[66v.2]  Nü wil dw eynen seyn messer nemen so thue ym alzo gee starck an yn mit dem entrusthaw zw seyner lincken seytten und ym an pynden so dy messer zwsammen kliczen so far mit dem gehulcz auff und uber seyn messer auff seyner rechten seytten und far mit dem kreucz ynbendigß yn seyn rechten olpogen und stoß mit dem kreucz und messer starck von dir und mit der lincken handt fal ym an seyn pynd hynter seyner rechten hand und reyß mit deyner lincken hand starck [67r.1] an dich so nymbstu ym daß messer etc

[100r.24] wiltu eim sein messer nemen So thů Im also schlag Im mit gestrackten arm Im mit dem entrist hew zů s. l. s vnd In anpinden So die mesß zu sammen glitzen So var mit deim gehiltz auf vnd uber sein mesß seiner r. s. vnd far mit dem kurtz [!] Inwendig seynes rechten elenpogens vnd stoß mit dem kurtz vnd [100v.1] messer starck von dir vnd mit der lincken hand starck ann dich andich nympstu Im das messer

[177v.3] Item gee starckh an In mit dem Entrusthaw. zu seiner lincken seitten. vnnd Im anpinden far mit dem gehultz vber sein duseggen. ann [178r.1] seinner rechten. far mit dem Creitz Innwendig Inn Sein rechten Elennpogen. stosz. starckh vnnd mit der linncken hand fall Im an seinnen pvnd vnnd hinder seiner rechten hannd. reisz starckh an dich. so nimbst du Im den duseggen.

[] Then, if you want to take his Messer with the empty hand, that is with your left hand, notice: if he strikes at your left side, bow your Messer under his Messer well to your left side. “Simultaneously” leap well to his right side under his Messer and grab his arm on the inside at the hand, and press with the left arm from inside between his hand and the hilt, firmly to your left side, in that way you take his Messer.

[87r.4] |Item wiltu Im dz messer nemen mit lerer [87v.1] hant |So merck hauptt er vff dich gegen diner lincken siten so peug din messer vnter sin messer wol vff din lincke siten Indes spring wol vff sin siten vnter sin messer vnd begriff sin arm Inlbendig bÿ der hant vnd druck mit dem lincken arm Inlbindigs zwiffach zwuschen sin hant vnd gehultz starck vff din lincke siten so nÿmpstu im aber sin messer ~

[] Then, if he strikes a stroke from above against you, strike also together with him. “Simultaneously” wind your Messer across a bit on his own and grab “simultaneously” with your left arm at both Messers, so that both points are outside behind you and under your left shoulder. “Simultaneously” go with your hilt from below through his right arm and with your hilt outside above his right arm and pull strongly upwards.

[67r.3] Item hawt er gegen dir eyn öberhaw so haw auch geleicz mit ym eyn yndeß wynd deyn messer mit der czwirch eyn wenig auff daß seyn und greuff yndeß mit deynem lincken armen uber peyde messer daß dy payd spiczen hyn ter dich und unter deyner lincken uchsen hyn auß steen yndeß far mit deym gehulcz unter durch seyn rechten armen und wynd [67v.1] außbendigß deyn gehulcz uber seyn rechte hand und reyß starck ubersich etc

[] Then, grab his Messer as before and go with the hilt inside above his arm and pull strongly downwards to your right side.

[] Then, grab with your left hand over both Messers again, and “simultaneously” go with your hilt on his hilt, so that your crosspiece comes behind or in front of his one, and wind with it to his right side, and push with the front part of your arm firmly, also to his right side, with the bent arm, so that the elbow is below. And push with it firmly, and pull “simultaneously” firmly from above downwards to your right side, in that way you take his Messer again. The text follows.

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If he has hit the joint
You should hurry against it
Take the hilt, fight hand-to-hand, pull
So that one praises you

Here the master states a breaking againt the first Messer-taking and speaks: If he wants to [hit] the joint, etc. You should understand it this way: if he falls with the hilt above your Messer into the joint of your elbow and wants to take your Messer at the binding with his left hand, notice: “simultaneously,” as he goes over with the hilt over your right hand, “simultaneously” go also quickly over his right hand, and go with the crosspiece into the joint of his right elbow. Then, push it from you and grab with your left hand at his hilt under his right hand, and pull firmly towards yourself to your left side. This way you break his element and do yourself what he had wanted to do.


[67v.4] Ist er daß gelenck prellen
Gleich solt wyder schnellen

[68r.1] Nymb gehulcz ring reyß
Daß man dir sag preyß

Hye sagtt der meyster eyn pruch wyder daß erst messer nemen nem und sprichtt wil er daß etc Daß sol dw alzo verstan felt er mit seym gehultz uber deyn messer yn daß gelenck deß ölpogenß und wil dir mit seyner lincken hand deyn messer bey dem pynd nemen so merck gleich yndeß so er uberfert mit dem gehultz uber deyn rechte hand yndeß far ym auch uber seyn rechte hand und far mit dem kreucz yn daß gelenck seyneß rechten ölpogenß und scheub den von dir und greuff mit deyner lincken hand an seyn gehultz und reyß starck an dich auff deyn lincke seytten alzo prigstu seyn stuck und machest selber daß stuck daß er hat wellen machen


[178r.2] Ein pruch yber des Obgeschriben

Ist er das gelennckh prellen
gleych soltu wider schnellen
Nimb gehultz Rinng reysz
das man dir sage preysz

Item so Er mit dem gehultz also dein rechte hannd Vberfellt. so far [178r.1] Im auch allso vber mit dem kreitz Inn sein Elenpogen. glenckh. Indes scheub vonn dir. greiff linnckh an sein gehultz vnnder seinner rechten vnnd reysz. starckh an dich. so kumpstu Im vor.

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Then, a breaking against the Messer-taking with the empty hand. If he has grabbed your right arm with his left hand, and wants to press you to his left side, “simultaneously” come with your left hand to help your right hand, and grab with it your hilt from below, and pull firmly from above down, as you have heard before.


[68r.2] Item eyn pruch wyder daß ander stuck will er dir deyn messer nemen mit lerer hand und so er deyn rechten armen mit seyner lincken [68v.1] hand gefast hatt und wil dich drucken yn seyn lincke seytten yndeß kum deyner rechten hand zw hilff und pegreuff da mit deyn gehulcz unten und reyß starck von oben nyder alz dw vor gehort hast

[88r.2] alliud

Iten aber eyn bruch wider dz ander stuck wil er dir dyn messer nemen mit lerer hant vnter [88v.1] dinem rechten arm mit syner lincken hant gefast hat vnd wil trucken in syn lincke syten Indes küm diner rechten hant zu hillff mit dyner lincken vnd begriff do mit dyn gehultz vnten vnd rieß starck von oben nider als du vor gehorett hast ~

[]

Then, if he has grabbed both Messers with his left arm and goes down through with the hilt on the outside to the joint of your hand, and he wants to pull towards his right side, “simultaneously” grab behind his left hand at the weak of the Messer in front, and pull firmly to your left side.


[]

Then, do also this breaking against the fourth Messer-taking.


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Go under the right to the left
Pull over with the hilt in fighting

Here the master teaches a Messer-taking that is very good and adventurous. If you want to do it, do it this way: stand with your left foot forwards and hold your Messer on your right side at the leg. If he strikes to your left side to the opening, “simultaneously” bow your Messer from your right side to your left side, and leap well to him, and put your left hand firmly on his right one below. “Simultaneously” go with your hilt also over his right hand on the inside, over his joint of the hand, and pull firmly to your right side, in that way you take his Messer again.


[68v.4] Linck unterfar den rechten
Mit gehültz uberreyß ym vechten

Hye sagt der merer der kunst aber von [69r.1] eynem messer nemen und thu dem alzo stee mit deynem lincken fuß fuer und halt deyn messer auff deyner rechten seytten bey dem payn haut er dir denn zw deyner lincken seytten der plöß nach yndeß peug von deynem rechten seytten auff deyn lincke deyn messer und spring wol auf yn und leg deyn lincke hand fest an seyn rechte unden yndeß far mit dem gehulcz auch uber seyn rechte hand ynbendigß uber daß gelenck der hand und reyß starck auff deyn rechte seytten so nymbstu ym daß messer etc


[88v.4] Linck vnter far den rechten
Mit gehultz vber riß im vechten

|Hie saget der meinster eyn messer nemen vnd thun dem also Ste mit dynem lincken fur vnd halt dyn messer vff diner rechten siten beÿ [89r.1] dem peÿnd haut er dir dan zu diner lincken siten der bloß noch indes pulbg von diner rechten siten vff din lincke din messer Vnd spring woll vff in vnd leg din lincke hant fest an syn rechte vnten Indes far mit dem gehultz auch vber syn rechte hant auch Inlbindig vber syn gelenck der hant vnd reiß starck vff din rechte siten so nÿmbstu im dz messer ~

[178r.1] Ein annder duseggen Nemmen.

Linnckh vnnderfar den Rechten
mit gehultz yberreysz Im fechten

Item stee mit dem Linnckhen fuosz vor. vnnd halt. dein duseggen auf deinnen Rechten pain. hawt Er zu deinner lincken plösz. so far mit dem gehultz Innwendig vbers glaich seinner rechten hand. vnnd reiss starckh zur rechten. so nimpstu Im den duseggen.

[] Here the master teaches a breaking against the element announced above, and it is to be done this way: if he has clenched your hand as it is announced above, lower your Messer to your left side on his Messer, and go with your left arm over both Messers, and pull “simultaneously” to your left side, in that way you take his Messer. Or, pull downwards with your Messer, as you have heard before.

[] If you go with no defense
You are endangered to be overrun
If you cannon turn the back without harm
Stand, and you can merrily defend yourself

Here the master teaches an element that is called an emergency element, and it occurs when you have no defence and you are overrun and you cannot flee without harm, stand merrily if you must defend yourself, and nothing else may happen. Turn against him and stand with your left foot forwards and when he strikes at you from above downwards, step with your right foot against his right one, and well away aside. Then, go with the stretched [arm] well outside on his Messer on the flat on the outside, and go on the inside with your right arm above his Messer or arm, and press the arm well to your body, and turn your hand on his Messer. Then, fall with your left hand on his hilt or hand, and pull with your body firmly to your right side, in that way you take his Messer.

[69v] Bestu on were
Wirst uberlauffen gefere
Ruck an schaden nicht kanst keren
Stand dich frolich magst weren

Hye lertt der meyster eyn stuck daß do geheyssen ist eyn not stuck und get zw so dw kayn wer hast und wirt uberloffen und kanst on schaden nicht enpflyhen So stand frolich so dw dich ye weren muest und nicht anders seyn kan So thue ym alzo wendt dich gegen ym und stee mit deynem lincken fuß fuer So er dan auff dich hauett von oben nyder So trit mit deynem rechten fuß gegen seynem rechten und wol peseytt auß und far mit gestracktem armen an seyn messer an dy flech außbendig und far yndeß mit deynem rechten armen wol zw dem leyb und wendt deyn hand an seyn [70r.1] messer und fal mit deyner lincken hand an seyn gehulcz oder hand und reyß mit dem leyb und hand starck auff deyner lincken rechten seytten so nymbstu ym daß messer

[89r.3] Gestu anbere were
Wurstu vber lauffen gefere

[89v] Ruck an schaden nicht kanst keren
Standt dich frelich magstu weren

|Hie lert der meinster eyn stuck dz do heissett eyn nett stock vnd gat zu so du keyn were hast vnd wurst vber lauffen vnd kanst an schaden nicht entpflihen so stant frelich vnd so du dich were must vnd nit anders syn mag so wind dich gegen Im vnd ste mit dynen lincken fus fur so er dan vff dich haulbett von oben mÿder [!] so drett mit dynem rechten fus gegen synem rechten vnd woll besitz vß vnd far mit gestracken arm an syn messer an die flech vßwendig vnd far Inlbendig mit dynem rechten arm vber syn messer vnd druck den arm woll zu dem leb vnd wend dyn messer an syn hant vnd fal mit dyner lincken hant an syn gehultz oder hant vnd rieß mit dem lieb starck vff dyn rechten syten so nympstu im daß messer etc ~

[] Then, if he strikes at you as before, stand with your right foot forwards and step with your left one to his left one, well out of the stroke, and go with your left [hand] above his Messer, and step with your right foot against his right one. Then, go with your right hand on his hilt at the hand under his Messer, and come with your left hand under his Messer to your right side, and swing firmly to your left side.

[] Then, if he strikes at you as before, step to his right side with your left foot and fall over his Messer with the left arm. Then, fall with your right hand to his hilt, and pull firmly to your right side.

[] Then, if he strikes at you as before, stand with your left foot forwards and step with your right foot to his right one well out of the stroke, and go over his Messer with your right arm, and with yout left hand on his hilt, and pull firmly to your left side. The text follows.

[70r.4] Item hawtt er aber auff dich alz vor So stee [70v.1] mit deynem lincken fuß fuer und schreytt mit deynem rechten fuß auff seyn rechten wol auß dem haw und far uber de seyn messer mit deynem rechten armen und mit der lincken hand uber oder auff seyn gehulcz und reyß starck auff deyn lincke seytten etc Sequitur textus

[] If he is brave
And stands in skilfull cunningness
If you are captured, you should turn the Messer
Pull, the point does the end to him

Here the master states a breaking against the Messer-taking announced above: if you have stroke to one who has no Messer and he displaces with the arm, as it is stated above, and he goes above your Messer, “simultaneously” wind your Messer around, so that the short edge is below, and go high with your hilt, and set the point to his chest.

[70v.2] Ob er alz frisch ist
Und stat yn kuenstenlicher list
Pistu gefangen messer sölt wenden
Ruck ortt thuet yn enden

Hye sagtt der meyster eyn pruch wyder dy obgemelten messer nemen So dw auff eynen gehawen hast der keyn messer hatt und er verseczt dir mit dem armen alz oben geschriben stet und er fertt dir uber deyn messer yndeß wyndtt deyn messer umb daß dy kurcz schneyd unten stee [71r.1] und far auff mit deym gehultz und secz ym den ortt auff seyn prust oder yn daß angesichtt etc

[90r.3] Ob er frische ist
Vnd stot in künstlicher list

[90v.1] Pist gefangen messer solt wenden
Ruck ort thut in enden

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider die obgemelt stueck oder messer nemen so du off eynen gehaulben hast der keyn messer hat vnd er versetz dir mit dem arm als oben stat vnd er fertt dir uber dyn messer Indes wind dyn messer vmb dz die kurtz schnid vnten ste vnd far vff mit dynem gehultz vnd setz Im dyn ortt vff die bruest etc~

[] Then, if he goes above your arm, you find the breaking where the text states: If he wants to show off. There, the breaking is taught.

[] If you want to harass the defence in the armed manner
You should overrun with the hilt
Pull firmly to your right side
Learn to step back with the foot

Here the master teaches how one should take the Messer with the armed hand from the other, and speaks: If you want in the armed manner, etc. You should understand it this way: if he strikes at you from his right side to your left one, bow with your Messer and with your left hand go “simultaneously” in the middle of your Messer and catch the stroke between your both hands on the Messer. “Simultaneously” go high with your hilt on the inside and from above downwards over his hand to the joint on the outside, and pull firmly to your right side, in that way you take his Messer.

[71r.2] Bebappendt wiltu wer strauffen
Mit gehulcz soelt uberlauffen
Reyß starck auff deyn rechte seytten
Mit dem fuß zw ruck ler schreytten

Hye lert der meyster wye man daß messer zw gewappunder handt eynem soel nemen und spricht gewoppend wiltu etc Daß soltu alzo verstan haüt er auff dich von seyner rechten seytten auff deyn lincke so peug auff mit deynem messer und mit deyner lincken hand far yndeß yn dy mit deyneß messerß und vach den schlag czwischen deyn peyde hende uff daß messer yndeß far mit deynem gehulcz ynbendigß und von oben uber seyn hand yn daß gelenck außbendig und reyß [71v.1] starck auff deyn rechte seytten so nymbstu ym daß messer etc

[90v.3] Gewoppent wiltu were stossen
Mit gehultz soltu vber louffen

[91r.1] Ris starck vff din rechten
Mit dem fus ze ruck lere schritten

|Hie lertt der meinster wie man eynem dz messer soll nemen mit gewoppenter hantt Daß solt also verstan hautt er vff dich von syner rechten syten vff dyn lincke so pug vff mit dynem messer vnd mit dyner lincken hant far Indes In die mit dyneß messers vnd fache den schlag zwuschen dyn peyd hend vff dz messer Indes far vff mit dynem gehultz Inlbendigs vnd von oben nider vber syn hant Indas gelinck vßwendig vnd rieß starck vff dyn rechte syten so nÿmpstu Im dz messer ~

[]

Then, you can also strike well to both ears in the armed manner and you can also do the feints in it. And you can change through, twitch through in the armed manner, and you can also do the feint with the armed point.


[] Then, if he goes to you, do as if you wanted to thrust at him in the armed manner from your right side and at his left side. “Simultaneously” strike with the hilt forwards at his left foot and when you want to strike, let the right hand go off the Messer and strike with the left hand, as you know well.

[] Then, if you come with the armed hand on the man, do the running off with the armed hand on both sides, and “simultaneously” fall in the running off or thrust. As while you run off and you have run off from both sides, that is, first with the hilt and then with the blade on his right side, “simultaneously” fall with the hilt to hilt left side over his Messer and on his neck to his right side and turn him at the neck around or throw him over your right leg.

[71v.4] Item So dw kombst mit gewappender hand an man So mach dy ablauffen gewoppendt zw payden seytten yndeß fel yn den ablauffen oder stich und dy weyl dw ablauffest und von peyden seytten abgeloffen pist alz zwm ersten mit dem [72r.1] gehultz und dar darnach mit der klyngen auff seyner rechten seytten yndeß far mit dem gehulcz auff seyner lincken seytten uber seyn messer und an den halz seyner rechten seytten und dree yn bey dem halz alzo her umb und oder wirff yn uber deyn rechteß payn etc

[] If he wants to harass
And overrun with the hilt
Pull his weak to you
Step to the right and hit surely

Here the master states a breaking against the first element, that is against the Messer-taking with the armed hand, and speaks: If he wants to harass, etc. You should understand it this way: if he wants to take your Messer with the armed hand, notice, while he goes over your hand with his hilt, and wants to pull to his right side, “simultaneously” grab with your left hand in the weak of his Messer and turn your hilt with your right hand to his right, between his both hands, and pull “simultaneously” firmly to your left side.

[72r.2] Wil er strauffen
Mit dem gehultz uberlaüffen
Seyn swech czeug zw dir
Schreyt recht stoß schir

Hye sagtt der meyster eyn prüch wyder daß erst stuck alz wyder daß messer nemen zw gewoppender hand und spricht wil er strauffen etc Daß soltu alzo verstan wil er dir deyn messer nemen zw gewoppender hand So merck dy weyl er mit seym gehultz uber deyn hand fertt [72v.1] und wil reyssen auff seyn rechte seytten yndeß greuff mit deyner lincken hand yn dy swech seyneß messerß und wend mit deyner rechten hand deyn gehulcz an seyn rechte czwischen seyn payd hend und reyß yn deß starck auff deyn lincken seytten etc

[91v.3] Wil er strauffen
Mit dem gehultz vber louffen

[92r.1] Sin schwech zugt ze dir
Schrit recht stos schier

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider dz stuck vnd sprichtt also wiltu dz messer nemen zu gewoppenter hant vnd sprichtt will er strauffen etc Daß soltu also verstan wil er dir dyn messer nemen zu gewoppent hant so merck eben dyn will er mit synem gehultz vber dyn hant fert vnd will ryssen vff sich syn rechte syten Indes griff mit dyner lincken hant in die schwech synes messers vnd wind mit dyner rechten hant dyn gehultz an syn rechte sc zwueschen syn beyde hende vnd rÿsß Indes starck vff dyn lincke syten

[] Then, another breaking. If he goes with the hilt over your arm as before, notice, while he goes over your Messer, fall with your left arm over both Messers and press them into your left side, and swing firmly to the same side.

[] Then, another breaking: if he falls with the hilt over your arm as before with the armed hand, notice, “simultaneously,” while he wants to go with the hilt above your hand, turn your Messer around on his one, so that the short edge is on his Messer, and strike at his head with the short edge. Then, as you fall on his head with the short edge as before, “simultaneously” go from his Messer with your point against his left side between you and him with the lowered point to your left side. Then, move the point to his chest and step with your left foot back and strike at his head.

[72v.3] Item aber eyn ander pruch fellt er dir mit dem gehulcz uber deyn armen alz vor mit gewoppender hand So merck yndeß dy weyl er uber deyn hand mit dem gehülcz wil faren So wenndt deyn messer auff dem seynen umb daß dy kurcz schneyd auff seynem messer stee yndeß So far von seynem messer mit deynem ortt [73r.1] gegen seyner lincken seytten czwischen dich und yn mit gesencktem ortt auff deyn lincke seytten und schreytt mit deynem lincken fueß zw ruck und haw ym czw seynem kopff seyner rechten seytten

[] If you are to praise the art
And the Messer is taken
You should not delay
And unbridle the man

Here the master states a counter-breaking against the first breaking on the Messer and speaks: If you are, etc. You should understand it this way: if he has grabbed your Messer at the weak and pulls to his left side, and you feel that you cannot hold your Messer, fall with your left hand behind his left one on the hilt, and with the right one forwards to his right hand, and turn the hilt against him. Then, pull firmly downwards, in that way you take his Messer again and you strike at him through his head.

[73r.2] Ist dir der Kunst zw rünnen
Daß messer ist genümmen
Dw solt dich nicht sawmen
Und den man auß czawmen

Hye sagtt der meyster eyn wyder pruch wyder den ersten pruch deß messer nemenß und sprichtt ist dir etc Daß soltu alzo verstan hatt er dir pegriffen deyn messer bey der swech und reyst auff seyn rechte lincke seytten und dw enpfindst daß dw deyn messer nicht erhalten magst So fal mit deyner lincken hand hynter seyn lincke an daß gehülcz und mit deyner rechten [73v.1] foren zw seyner rechten hand und wendt daß gehulcz gegen ym und reyß starck untersich So nymbstu ym wyder seyn messer und hawest yn durch seyn kopff

[92v.2] Ist dir künst zürünnen
Das messer ist gewünen
Nicht solt dich sümen
Vnd den man vs zaümen

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider den bruch vnd spricht isst dir kunst zu runnen daß soltu also verstan hat er dir dyn messer begriffen by der schwech vnd rieß vff syn lincken syten vnd du entpfindest dz [93r.1] dz du dyn messer nit gehalten magst so fal mit dyner lincken hant hinter syn lincke an dz gehultz mit dyner rechten vorn zu syner rechten hant vnd wind dz gehultz gegen Im vnd riß starck vnter sich so nÿmpstu Im wider syn messer vnd haust In durch syn koppff ~

[] If it has succeded
And the hilt has acquired the neck
Go over with the hilt to the right
Grab the arm, the hand, and you win him completely

Here the master states a breaking against the element where one holds one at the neck with the hilt, and this is the first breaking, as the breakings are numerous and various.

[] Then, the first breaking: if one holds you firmly with the armed hand with the hilt at the neck, also take your Messer in the armed hand, and go with the hilt over his left hand on the inside to the outside over the joint, and press firmly downwards with the hilt. Then, raise with the left hand and with the blade of the Messer firmly upwards, and step with the left foot well in front of his right one, and press his left hand with the bind firmly on you to your right side. Then, push him up with your Messer firmly from you and throw him forwards down on the face over your right foot.

[73v.3] Item der erst pruch ist so dich eyner mit gewoppender hand mit dem kloß bey dem halz starck heltt so nymb deyn messer auch zw geppuender hand und [74r.1] far mit dem kloß uber seyn lincke hand ynbendigß auff aussen uber daß gelenck und druck fast untersich mit dem gehulcz und heb mit der lincken hand und mit der klyngen deß messerß fast ubersich auff und schreyt mit dem lincken fuß woll fuer seyn rechte und druck mit dem pyndt seyn lincke hand fast an dich auff deyn rechte seytten und scheub yn oben mit deynem messer fast von dir und birff yn fuer dich auff daß antlicz uber deynen rechten fuß etc

[93r.3] |Item der erst bruch |So dich eyner mit gewoppenter hant mit dem klotz by dem hals starck hellt So nÿm dyn messer auch zu gewoppenter hant vnd far mit dem klotz [93v.1] vber syn lincke hant vff vßwendig vber daß gelenck vnd druck vast vnderdich mit dem gehultz vnd heb mit der lincken hant vnd mit der klingen deß messers fast vber sich vff schrit mit dem lincken fus wol vor syn rechten vnd druck mit dem bindt syn linck hant fast an dich vff dyn rechte syten vnd schube im oben mit dem messer vast von dir vnd wurff in vor dich nider vff dz antlittz vber dyn rechten fus ~

[]

Then, another breaking. If he holds you at the neck as before, fall in the armed hand also as before and go with the blade from behind at his right arm to the joint of the elbow, so that the bind is down and the blade stands up, and step with your right foot behind his left one and push him over it.


[93v.2] a alliud

|Item eyn ander bruch So er dich bÿ dem hals hat als vor so fal mit gewoppenter hant auch als vor vnd far mit dem lincken hinder In synem rechten arm Indaß gelenck des elnbogen dz daß pindt vnten ste vnd schrit mit dynem rechten fus hinter syn lincken fus vnd schueb in dar vber ~

[]

Then, another breaking: if he holds you at the neck with the bind as before, drop your Messer and strike your left arm above his right one from above firmly downwards, and grab with your right hand in his joint of the hand. Then, leap with your left foot in front of his right one and press his left hand well into your right side, and swing with the body to your right side, and throw him over your left leg in front of you.


[74r.3] Item aber eyn pruch hat er dich bey dem halz mit dem pynd alz vor So laß deyn [74v.1] messer fallen und schlag deyn lincken armen uber seynen rechten oben starck nyder und greuff mit deyner rechten rechten hand yn seyn glenck der hand und spring mit deynem lincken fuß fuer seynen rechten und druck seyn lincke hand woll yn deyn rechte seytten und swyng dich mit dem leyb wol auff deyn rechte seytten und wirff yn uber deyn linckeß payn fur dich etc

[93v.3] alliud ~

|Item eyn ander bruch helt er dich mit dem hals mit dem pindt als vor so loß dyn messer fallen vnd schlag dyn lincken arm vber syn rechten starck nider vnd griff mit dyner rechten hant in syn gelenck der hant vnd spring mit dynem lincken fus fur dyn rechten [94r.1] vnd druck syn lincken hant woll in dyn rechten syten vnd schwing dich mit dem lieb wol vff dyn rechte syten vnd wurff In vber dyn lincken peind fur dich

[] Then, another breaking: if he has you at the neck as before, take your right hand and go with it to the blade of his Messer to between his both hands close to his left one, and pull firmly towards yourself to your right side. “Simultaneously” as the hilt comes free from the neck, grab with your left above his right one to the hilt, and pull downwards to your right side, in that way you take his Messer.

[] Notice, if you want to do the Messer-taking, you should always fall to the weak of the Messer with your right hand.

[74v.3]  merck daß wenn dw dyseß messer nemen machen [75r.1] wiltu so soltu albegen yn dy swech deß messerß fallen mit deyner rechten hand etc

[] Then, another breaking: push him from you with your left hand and take the balance at the elbow, and grab forwards with the right hand in his right one. Then, step with the left foot in front of his right one.

[] Then, another breaking: push him firmly from you with his elbow with your left hand, and push him to his right side. “Simultaneously,” drop your Messer and grab him outside at his joint of his right leg. Then, lift him high and throw him on his left side.

[94r.5] |Item Aber eyn bruch schub In starck von dir mit synem elnbogen mit dyner lincken hant [94v.1] schueb In vff syn rechte sÿten Indes loß dyne messer vallen vnd griff im vßwendig in syn gelenck synen rechten peindt hab in vff vnd wurff in vff syn lincken syten

[] Then, another breaking: push him from you at his right elbow and grab with your right hand at his right leg close to the foot, and throw him on his face. And make sure that you bring his foot under your right shoulder while throwing, and hold him at it, so that he cannot stand up. If he wants to get up on one side, throw him on the other, and stand with your body well between both his legs, in that way he cannot stand up.

[75r.4] Item aber eyn pruch scheub yn von dir aber bey seynem lincken rechtem ölpogen und greuff mit deyner rechten hand an seyn rechteß payn nohendt pey dem fuß und [75v.1] wirff yn auff seyn antlicz und gedenck daß dw ym berffen seynen fuß bringest unter deyn rechte uchsen und halt yn alzo do bey daß er nicht auff kan stan wo er auff eynen seytten sich auff pawmen wil so wirff yn auff dy andren und stee mit deynem leyb wol czwischen seynen peden payn so mag er nichtt auff stan etc

[] Then, another breaking: if he has grabbed you as before, push him from you to his left side with your left hand, and go with your right hand or arm around his body in the front. Then, step with your right foot behind his right one and throw him over your right hip on his back or head. Amen.

[] Then, another breaking: if he holds you at the throat with the armed hand as before, press firmly backwards with the neck. “Simultaneously” grab also with the armed hand in the blade of your Messer under his Messer and suddenly let your right hand go out of the bind, and step behind him to his right side, and strike with the hilt at his stomach. Then, step well behind him and “simultaneously” strike as you have done before.

[75v.3] Item aber eyn pruch heltt er dich bey dem halz gewoppend alz vor so druck fast zw ruck mit dem nack yndeß greuff auch zw gepappender handt yn deyneß messerß klyngen unter seynem [76r.1] messer und laß pluppling dy recht handt von dem pyndt und greuff yn dy klyngen deyneß messers und schreyt hynter yn auff seyn rechte seytten und schlag yn mit dem gehulcz ynn seyn pauch und schreyt wol hynter yn yndeß mach alz dw vor gehortt hast etc

[] Out and above thrust through
Learn to break the defence with the armed hand
You can also clench the arms
If you are lucky, you can enjoy it

Here the master speaks about the thrusting through from above but he means if the elements succeeds well, it is with some luck.

[94v.3] Vs vber durch stechen
Gewoppent lere were vs brechen
Ouch magstu arm beschissen
Wil gluck des kanstu genissen

|Hie saget der meinster von dem vber durch stechen doch meynt er sollen die stuck woll [95r.1] gerotten so sy gluck do bÿ

[] Now, if you want to do the thrusting through from above, do him this way: if you have bound with the Messer on his right side, “simultaneously” wind with your Messer over his one to his right side and lower the point of the Messer down and go with it under his right arm and fall with your left hand in the middle of your Messer, and press on the outside in his right arm to his left side. Thus, you take his Messer.

[76r.3]  nw wiltu dy uberdurch stechen machen So thue ym alzo wenn [76v.1] dw hast an gepunden mit dem messer auff seyn rechte seytten yndeß wyndt mit deynem messer uber daß seyn auff seyner rechten seytten und senck den ortt deß messerß nyder und far da mit unter seyn rechten armen und fal mit deyner lincken hand yn dy mit deyneß messerß und druck aussen yn seyn rechten armen auff seyn lincke seytten So nymbstu ym daß messer

[] Then, another element: thrust through as before and go with your left hand in the middle of your blade and press with it outside in his arm to the joint of the elbow. Then, turn your left side to his right one, and press with the left hand from above quickly downwards, and with the right one at the bind, and raise his hand up. This way he is clenched.

[] Then, an element: if he is too strong for you so that you cannot clench the arm outside, as the first element says, do it this way as if you wanted to clench him outside, and “simultaneously” go outside above his arm to the shoulder, and step with your right foot behind his right one, and press him over it.

[76v.3] Item aber eyn stuck Ist er dir zw starck [77r.1] daß dw außbendigß den armen nichtt peschlyssen magst So thue alz dw yn außbendigß wollest beschlyssen yndeß far ynbendigß oben uber seynen armen an dy achsel und schreyt mit deynem rechten fuß hynter seynen rechten und druck yn dar uber etc

[] Then, a note: if you go to his arm on the inside with your Messer, step always with your right foot well behind his right one, so that his arm comes between you and him. Thus, it goes the right way.

[95r.4] |Item wan du In Inlbendig in sin arm fast mit dem messer So dritt alwegen mit dinem rechten fus wol hinter syn rechten dz sin arm zwuschen dich vnd im kum ~ ~

[] Then, an element in thrusting through. Do it as before and “simultaneously” [go] with the hilt to his right shoulder on his neck well around to the nape of his neck, and lift him with the left hand well up, and turn your hand on your Messer, so that you lift stronger. Then, step with your right foot behind his right one and press him over it.

[77r.3] Item aber eyn ander stuck ym durchstechen thue ym alz vor und far yndeß mit dem gehultz auff seyn rechte achsellen an seyn halz wol hyn umb yn seyn nacken und heb yn mit der lincken hand wol ubersich und verbendt dy hand auff dem messer daß dw dester stercker hebst und schreyt mit dem rechten fuß hynter seynen rechten und druck [77v.1] yn dar uber etc

[95r.5] |Item aber eyn ander stuck Im durch stechen thün im also vnd fal Indes mit dem gehultz vff [95v.1] syn rechten achseln an sin hals woll hin vmb sin nack vnd heb in mit der lincken hant wol vber sich vnd verwind din hant vff din messer dz du dester starcker hebst vnd schrit mit dem rechten fus hinter sin rechten fus vnd druck in dar vber

[] Then, or put him the bind on his neck on his left side, and step with your right foot behind his right one and press the blade of your Messer on his arm firmly to your body, so that the point is out sideways on your left side.

[] Who does the thrusting over through,
You should take revenge skillfully,
Wind to the right, be skilled,
Turn the point to the face

Here the master states a breaking against the thrusting over through and speaks: Who thrusts over, etc. Now, if you want to break the thrusting over through in the Messer, do it this way: if he winds over your Messer and wants to go through with the point under your arm, wind “simultaneously” against him to his right side with your Messer on his own, so that the long edge is above, and thrust at his face, in that way he cannot come to the elements announced above.

[77v.3] Wer uber durch thuet stechen
Kunstenlich daß auß solt rechen
Wyndt rechtt piß behendt
Den ortt zw gesicht wend

Hye sagtt der meyster eyn pruch wyder dy ober durch stechen und sprichtt wer uber etc nw wiltu dy durchstechen ym messer prechen So thue ym [78r.1] alzo wenn er dir uber deyn messer byndt und wil dir mit dem ortt unter den armen durchgen yndeß wyndt gegen dir auff seyn rechte seytten deyn messer an daß seyn daß dy kurcz schneyd undten stee und stich ym zw dem gesicht alzo kann er zw der obgemelten stucken nicht kummen

[95v.3] Wer vber durch ist stechen
Künstlich vs lere rechen
Wind recht bis behende
Ort ze gesicht winde

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider die vber durch stechen Nu wiltu die vber durch stechen machen So thun Im also wan er dir vber din messer wind vnd wil [96r.1] dir mit dem ortt vnter din arm durch geen Indes wind gegem Im vff sin rechten siten dein messer an dz sin dz die lang schnid oben ste vnd stich im oben zu dem gesicht also kan er zu dem obgemelt stuck nit kümen ~ ~

[] Then, another breaking on the thrusting over through, and notice: while he wants to thrust through under your arm and while he wants to grab down the middle of his Messer, “simultaneously” go high with the hilt and fall in the armed hand, and set the point on his throat.

[] Then, put your Messer on the neck on his left side with the armed hand, the weak of the Messer, and press the elbow well under his neck, and do as you have been taught before. This way, you have another breaking against the thrusting through.

[] Then, another breaking: if he wants to thrust through, in the moment while he presses your Messer down, “simultaneously” go high with the hilt and strike or cut through his neck on his left side. And it goes easy if one can perform it properly.

[78r.4] Item aber eyn pruch So er durchstechen [78v.1] wil yn dem dy weyl er deyn messer nyder drucket yndeß far auff mit dem gehültz und haw oder schneyd yn durch den halz auff Seyner[15] lincken seytten und daß gett alleß leychtiklich zw dem der eß recht treyben kan etc

[] If he wants to approach you
Learn to grab the right with the left
Set on the throat and shoulder
The penitence does the armed hand

Here the master states an element how one should perform it with the armed hand and speaks: If he wants, etc.

[] You should understand it this way: if he comes to you in the Zufechten, stand with your left foot forward and hold your Messer on your right side and above your right knee, and so that the thumb is above and the point is against the man. And expose yourself with your left side. If he strikes at you to the opening, bow also your left side under his Messer and leap close to him. With your entire left arm grab firmly “simultaneously” over his right one close to the elbow and press his arm firmly to your left side, and “simultaneously” grab down his arm in the middle of your Messer and set the point on his throat or under his right shoulder. Or, hold your Messer in the left hand in the middle and let your right hand go from the bind of the Messer, and grab with the right hand in his right knee-bending, and throw him in front of you.

[78v.3] Daß soltu alzo verstan So er ym zwvechten zw dir kumbtt So stee vor mit deynem lincken fuß und haltt deyn messer auff deyner rechten seytten und ob deynem rechten knye und daß der dawm doben sey und der ort gegen [79r.1] dem man ste und gib dich mit der lincken seytten plöß schlecht er dir den der plöß nach so peug unter seyn messer auff deyn lincke seytten und spring nohend auff yn yndeß greuff mit deynem ganczen lincken armen starck uber seynen rechten nohend bey dem ölpogen und druck seyn armen fest yn deyn lincke seytten yndeß greuff unter seyn armen yn dy mitt deyneß messerß und secz ym den ortt an seyn kelen oder unter seyn rechte uchsen oder pehalt deyn messer yn der lincken hand yn der mit und laß dy rechten hand von dem pynd deß messerß und greuff ym mit deyner hand yn seyn rechte knyepug und wirff yn fuer dich etc

[96v.2] |Item dz soltu also verstan so er im zubechten zu dir künpt so ste vor mit dinem lincken fus vnd halt din messer vff diner rechten siten vnd oben dinen rechten knüg vnd dz der thum oben ste vnd der ort gegen dem man ste vnd geb dich mit der lincken siten ploß schlicht er dir dan der ploß noch so pueg auch vnder sin messer vff din lincke siten vnd spring nohent vff in Indes griff mit diner gantzem lincken arm starck vber sin rechten nohent by dem elnbogen vnd druck sin arm fest in din lincke siten Indes griff vntter sin arm in die mit sines messers vff setz im den ortt an sin kellen oder behalt din messer inder lincken hant in der mit vnd loß din recht hant von dem pindt des messers vnd griff im mit [97r.1] in syn rechten knueg pug vnd würff In for dich

[] Then, or turn your left side to his right one and step with your left foot in front of his right one and go with your hilt of your Messer on the outside on his neck, and step with your left foot in front of his right one and throw him in front of you.

[] Then, another breaking: if you have grabbed him at the arm, step with your right foot behind his right one and go with your right hand around his neck on the inside to his left side and throw him in front of you over your right hip. The text follows.

[79r.3] Oder so dw yn bey dem armen gefast hast so schreyt mit deynem rechten fues hynter seynen rechten und far mit deyner rechten handt [79v.1] umb seyn halz auff seyner lincken seytten und wirff yn fuer dich uber deyn rechten huff etc Sequitur Textus

[] If he wants to show off
The arm is caught
Go over the throat with the arm
You should not fail with pressing

Here the master states a breaking against the element when one has grabbed your right arm with his left one and speaks: If he wants to show off, etc.

[] You should understand it this way: if your arm is grabbed with your Messer, go with your Messer outside over his arm and put the Messer with the edge forwards on his throat, and press firmly from you with the Messer with the armed hand.

[] Then, a better element: if you feel that he wants to fall over your arm, equally ”simultaneously” as he falls with his arm over your one, lift his left arm outside firmly up, and step with your right foot in front of his left one. Then, press with your right arm his left one firmly down, so that the joints of the elbows touch or come together. If he is strong, come with your left hand to help your right arm or hand, and throw him on the face over your right leg.

[79v.4] Item eyn pesserß stuck So dw enpfindest daß er wil uber deyn armen fallen gleych [80r.1] yndeß so er felt mit seynem armen uber deynen yndeß heb ym seyn lincken armen außbendigß starck auff ubersich und schreytt mit dem rechten fuß fuer seynen lincken und druck mit dem rechten armen fast nyder seynen lincken daß dy gelenck der olpogen zw sammen rueren oder kumen Ist er starck so kum der rechten hand oder arm zwhilff mit deynem lincken und wirff yn auff daß antlicz uber deyn rechteß payn

[] Then, or grab in the middle of your Messer with your left hand to help the right one, and pull firmly to your left side, and press from above downwards with the left hand, and leap with your right foot in front of his left one, and throw him over it. Thus, you have the breaking against the first element.

[] If he wants to press the throat with the Messer
You should pull the defence
Do not do delay for long
Set on or step to the right

Here the master states a counter-breaking against the announced breaking and speaks: With the Messer, etc. You should understand it this way: if you have fallen to one over his Messer and he wants to press your throat as it is stated above, “simultaneously” take his Messer at the blade with your right hand or the hilt, and press the blade of his Messer firmly on you to your right side. Then, go with your left hand high to his right one on the inside on the bind of his Messer, and pull firmly to your right side, in that way you take his Messer.

[80r.3] Mit dem messer wil er kelen drucken
[80v.1] Dy wer soltu rucken
Nit lang soltu peyten
Ansecz oder recht thu schreyten

Hye sagtt der meyster eyn wyder pruch wyden den ee gemelten pruch und spricht mit messer etc Daß soltu alzo verstan dw eynem uber seyn armen pist gefallen und er wil dir deyn kelen drucken alz oben geschriben steet yndeß nymb seyn messer bey der klyngen mit deyner rechten hand oder mit deym gehultz und dryng druck dy klyngen seyneß messerß fast an dich yn deyn rechte seytten und far mit deyner lincken hand oben auff seyn rechte ynbendigß an daß pynd seyneß messerß und reyß starck auff deyn rechte seytten So nymbstu ym daß messer etc

[] Then, another different breaking: if he wants to press in the throat with his Messer as before, “simultaneously” as his Messer is about to fall into the throat, fall between yourself and him with your Messer on his own one, and let your left hand go and fall in the middle of your Messer, and set the point on his throat.

[80v.2] Item aber eyn ander pruch wyder den [81r.1] pruch wil er yn dy kelen drucken mit seynem messer alzß vor yndeß dy weil seyn messer zw der kelen wil so fal czwischen dich und yn mit deynem messer an daß seyn und laß deyn lincke hand gan und fal yn dy mit deyneß messerß und secz ym den ortt an dy kelen

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Then, another element: if you have grabbed his arm as before, and he wants to go to your throat, “simultaneously” swing to your right side well around, in that way he is not able to achieve anything.


[] Then, another breaking: if he wants [to go] to the throat with his Messer as before, “simultaneously” lower your left arm with your body down and press it firmly to your body, and bow with the back, in that way his intention is spoilt again.

[] Then, another different breaking. If he wants to press the Messer to your throat, notice: as soon as he has gone with his Messer and wants to get under the throat with it, “simultaneously” go with your right hand between yourself and him and his Messer, upwards on the chest with your right hand to your left shoulder. And while he wants to press his Messer under your throat, grab his Messer from above at the hilt above his hand with your right turned hand, so that your thumb is below and the little finger is above, and come to help your right hand with your left one also to the hilt from inside, and pull firmly to your right side. This way you take his Messer.

[81r.4] Item aber eyn ander pruch wil er dir daß messer yn dy kelen drucken so merck alz [81v.1] pald er mit seynem messer ist faren und wil unter dy kelen da mit yndeß far mit deyner rechten hand czwischen dich und yn und seynen messer auff der prust hoch auff mit deyner rechten hand zw deyner lincken achseln und dy weyl er seyn messer dir wil unter dy kelen drucken und dy weyl pegreuff seyn messer oben pey dem gehulcz ob seyner hand mit deyner rechten verkerten hand alzo daß deyn dawm unter sey und der klayn finger oben stee und kum deyner rechten mit deyner lincken zw hilff auch an daß gehulcz ynbendigß und reyß starck auff deyn rechte seytten So nymbstu ym daß messer etc

[] Then, another breaking: grab as before with your right hand at his right one, and pull his right arm firmly to your left shoulder. “Simultaneously” go with your left arm firmly around his throat on the outside and step with your left foot in front of his right one, and swing to your right side.

[] Then, grab his right arm as before and pull firmly over your left shoulder, and press firmly downwards. “Simultaneously” press also his left arm to where you have his right arm, and press with your left arm firmly to your left side.

[81v.3] Item pegreuff seyn rechten armen alz vor [82r.1] und reyß starck uber deyn rechte achsel und druck fast nyder yndeß druck auch deyn lincken darynnen dw seynen rechten armen vor hast und druck mit deynem lincken armen fast yn deyn rechte seytten etc

[] Then, if he goes to you with his Messer under the throat as before, go with your right hand in the weak of his blade and push it from the neck to the breast. “Simultaneously” grab with your left turned hand from above at the hilt of the blade of his Messer and pull firmly to your right side, so you take his Messer.

[] If he wants to ashame you
And take the Messer at the hilt
Learn to pull his hand
You should press the elbow

Here the master states a breaking against the counter-breaking and speaks: If he wants, etc. You should understand it this way: if he grabs with his left hand at your hilt [and comes to help his left one with the right hand also at the hilt] and wants to take your Messer as it is stated above, “simultaneously” go with your left hand in his right one, and pull it downwards to your chest. And let your right hand go from the bind and go with the right hand [or arm from above downwards through his right one and lock your right arm over his right one and go with the right one] under his left one to your left hand and leap with the right foot in front of his left one and throw him over it with strength.

[98r.3] Wil er dich beschemen
Das messer pÿ dem gehultz nemen
Sin hant lere rucken
Den elnbogen soltu drucken

|Hie saget der meinster eyn bruch wider den bruch vnd spricht wil er dich beschemen |Daß soltu also verstan grifft er dir mit siner lincken hant in din gehultz vnd künpt siner lincken hant zu hillff mit siner rechten auch In das gehultz vnd wil dir dein messer [98v.1] nemen als oben geschriben stott Indes far mit diner lincken hant in sin rechte vnd rib die vnter stich vff din bruest vnd loß die recht hant von dem gehultz vnd far mit der rechten hant oder arm oben nider durch sin rechten arm vber sin rechten vnd far mit der rechten vff sin lincke hant vnd spring mit dinen rechten fus fur sin lincken vnd wurff in dar vber mit sterck ~

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Then, if he wants to take your Messer at the bind, do [as if you wanted] to press your Messer under his throat. Notice, while he wants to grab with his right hand at your hilt or at your right hand, “simultaneously” grab at his right elbow and leap with the left foot behind his left one and push him with your left hand at his right elbow firmly over it. And pull with your Messer and your right hand firmly to your right side. This way you have two breakings with which you can break against those elements and breakings announced above, so that you can perform them otherwise.


[82v.2] Item wil er dir aber deyn messer nemen bey dem pynd so thue ym deyn messer unter dy kelen wild drucken So merck dy weyl er mit seyner rechten hand wil greu ffen nach deynem gehulcz oder nach deyner rechten hand yndeß so greuff an seynen rechten olpogen und spring mit dem lincken fuß hynter seyn lincken und scheub yn mit deyner lincken hand bey seynem rechten ölpogen starck dar uber und reyß mit deynem [83r.1] messer und deyner rechten hand starck auff deyn rechte seytten alzo hastu czwen pruch da mit dw dyse obgemelten stuck und pruch alle wyder prechen magst so dw dich anderß dar eyn schicken kanst

[] If you want to take revenge
And break the right with the left
If you have leaped with the right to the left in defense
You can come with the right to help the left

Here the master states an arm breaking as he speaks above: If you want, etc. You should understand it this way and how you should break the arm: stand with your left foot forwards and hold your Messer on your right side and on the left leg so that the point is against the man. If he strikes at your opening to your left side, leap with your right foot forwards, and also with your left foot, well to him with the bowed Messer. “Simultaneously” fall with your left hand over his right elbow from behind on it, and press with entire strength to your left side. “Simultaneously” turn with your body from him, and leap with your left foot firmly to your right side with the entire body and force, in that way you break his arm. Amen.

[83r.2] Wiltu dich rechen
Recht mit linck thu prechen
Linck auff rechtt wer gesprungen
Der linckn mit rechtt zw hilff magst kummen

Nw sagtt der meyster von eynem armenpruch alz er dan oben sprichtt wiltu dich rechen etc. Nw merck wye dw den armen pruch machen soltt stee mit deynem lincken fuß fuer und halt deyn messer auff deyner rechten seytten alz auff dem lincken payn daß der ortt auff stee gegen dem man schlechtt er dir den nach der ploß auff deyn lincke seytten So spring [83v.1] mit deynem rechten fuß auch mit dem lincken wol zw ym mit auff gepogem messer yndeß fal mit deyner lincken hand uber seynen rechten olpogen hynter an den und druck mit ganczer sterck yn deyn lincke seytten ynd