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The Zornhaw (Czornhaw, Tzoharn; "Wrath-Hew") is one of the several hidden strikes mentioned in Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on unarmored long sword fencing.

Primary Sources

Video Interpretations

Colin Richards, Arts of Mars Academy

Anton Kohutovič, Gesellschaft Lichtenawers

Hugh Knight, Die Schlachtschule

Sébastien Le Gaillard, la Section Escrime Médiévale de l'USAE

Lukas Žehart


  1. "Wisely" inferred from the summary
  2. alt: straight
  3. darfahren: unversehens dazu kommen
  4. Continued up the side margin; due to paper clipping, the bottom line is unclear. 65r gives "gewisse".
  5. wegen preposition
  6. wegen verb
  7. ienen
  8. "Ander" is placed after "Hewe" in the manuscript, with markings indicating the correct order.
  9. "As painted hereafter" added in the Kraków.
  10. ober is an adjective, oben is an adverb.
  11. R. "the".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Clause omitted from the Dresden.
  13. "This is" omitted from the Dresden.
  14. abrucken: "removere" (remove), "absetzen" (offset).
  15. D. wider[sic]: "again".
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named mdi-d
  17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named word-d
  18. D. "the".
  19. D. bind: "bind-in".
  20. R. Jun ger [sic].
  21. R. dem krieg: "the war".
  22. D. hurten: "to rush".
  23. Indes - Both within and during
  24. I changed this from the passive voice to the active, because it sounds weird. literally: "The war is not prone to you."
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 versetzen: to parry, oppose, transpose
  26. 26.0 26.1 As in to serve in the military or to serve without obligation or to submit
  27. come upon, encounter
  28. to lighten, to weaken, to make small, to weaken, to make inferior.
  29. damaged, you can see the top of the d.