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The Schilhaw (Schielhaw, Schilthaw; "Glancing Hew" or "Squinting Hew"), also called the Schiller, is one of the several hidden strikes mentioned in Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on unarmored long sword fencing.

Primary Sources

Video Interpretations

Jake Norwood, Capitol Kunst des Fechtens

Jake Norwood, Maryland Kunst des Fechtens

Cory Winslow, Medieval European Martial Arts Guild

Mike Edelson, New York Historical Fencing Association

Hugh Knight, Die Schlachtschule


  1. Talhoffer adds an additional couplet: [4r] "So machst du in wol betöwben / Die faller in kunst berowben"
  2. Leger - guards
  3. Versetzen - parrying
  4. Vienna omits
  5. Augsburg II: notable
  6. Augsburg II: aborts during the cut of your sword
  7. Vienna: omits this line