Talhoffer Dagger – Part 1 – Treiben zu den Blößen

The first plate of the Talhoffer dagger plays in the Munich manuscript, 1467 Cod. icon 394a, contains the main guards or "free stances" in Dagger. The plate is to be understood as separate even they could be constructed as a sequence. To the right side we see the Oberstich and Unterstich (combined as a Treiben). At … Continue reading Talhoffer Dagger – Part 1 – Treiben zu den Blößen

Engineers and masters of warfare

At least two manuscripts of Hans Talhoffer contain drawings and comments to technical devices for warfare (Ghota, MS Chart.A.558, and Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen, MS Thott 290.2º) and another early copy was according to Gustave Hergsell bound to a treatise about the same topic (KHM Vienna, P 5342 B aka Cod.Nr.55.Ambras) until rebounded in the last 100 years. Hans Talhoffer was … Continue reading Engineers and masters of warfare

Hans Talhoffers Fencing Poem, transcription and translation from Thott 290 2°

The following markverses Hans Talhoffer placed in his 1459 book, that is now part of  collection of the Royal Library in Copenhagen and filed under Thott 290 2°. Some of the lines of this poem are identical to the one in the MI29 transcribed and translated in this posting. You find an explanation of the … Continue reading Hans Talhoffers Fencing Poem, transcription and translation from Thott 290 2°

Transcription and translation of the (Talhoffer) verses in the Fechtbuch MI29 on Page 3r

The following markverses are part of the collection of fencing treatises that are found in the manuscript MI29 in Salzburg and are written on page 3r. These had been brought in that book probably by a person called Hans von Speyer in the end of the 15th century (1491). The lines are partly identical with … Continue reading Transcription and translation of the (Talhoffer) verses in the Fechtbuch MI29 on Page 3r

1. Fighting with the Messer [Plate 223, page 113r]

On plate Plate 223, page 113r of the Munich Cod. icon. 394a made for Duke Eberhard im Barte (see 1467 The price of a fencing master and 1492 The “Pergament Fencingbook” of Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg) Hans Talhoffer displays the art of fencing with a weapon called "Langes Messer". The Langes Messer is a updated Weapon from the former Falchion … Continue reading 1. Fighting with the Messer [Plate 223, page 113r]