1418 Modus Dimicandi Magistri H. Beringois of the Ms. G.B.f.18.a

The Zedel of a man called "Magister Beringois" was found by J. Acutt (nome de plume: James Wallhausen) during his researches and primilary published on his website dedicated to the research on historical european martial arts: paleo.eskirmology.co.uk. Further information on this document is planned to be published on his website. The manuscript in which J. Acutt found … Continue reading 1418 Modus Dimicandi Magistri H. Beringois of the Ms. G.B.f.18.a

1505 – Hans Wurm – Ringerbuch zu Landshut

Hans Wurm was a printer and woodcutter ("Formschneider") in Landshut. His first known work is of 1501 the "Chronik und der fürstliche Stamm der Durchlauchtigen Fürsten und Herren Pfalzgrafen bey Rhein und Herzoge in Baiern" (although the analysy of the letters point to the Munich printer Hans Schobser. It may be that Hans Wurm was the … Continue reading 1505 – Hans Wurm – Ringerbuch zu Landshut

Transcription and translation of the Libr. pict. A 83

The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin published the scans of the fencing book Libr. pict. A 83. This books contains drawings and only four pages with text. The book was produced in the beginning of the 16th century the exact date and the author is currently unknown to me. I transcribed and translated the four pages with text … Continue reading Transcription and translation of the Libr. pict. A 83

Fechtbuch im Meser – Stange/Staff in the Goliath (Ms Germ.Quart.2020)

The Goliath Fechtbuch (MS German Quarto 2020) of the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Kraków, Poland holds a chapter called "Fechtbuch im Meser". After several empty pages, another chapter starts that contains various pieces with the Quaterstaff as the exercising tool for the most staff weapons. In this posting I present a transcription of that book. If any translation is wanted, … Continue reading Fechtbuch im Meser – Stange/Staff in the Goliath (Ms Germ.Quart.2020)