Transcriptions | Johannes Lecküchner | Zornhau

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What is pointed at you,
the Zornhau-Ort counters.
If you want to embarrass him,
learn the Abnehmen with the Messer.

Now that the Master has put fencing with the Messer in order and named each main piece, he starts with the first item of subdivisions, which is the Zornhau. It is to be known that the Zornhau-Ort counters all strikes from above even though it's a plain peasant’s strike.

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  Execute it like this: If he strikes at your head from above his right side, strike at him at the same time from your right side with determination and without displacing. Indes let your point dart to his face or chest and wind your Messer at his, letting the true edge face upwards and the back edge down. If he notices the point, wind the point to his face on the other side, letting the true edge face up. If he notices the point, pull up along his Messer, away from his Messer above his blade and strike to his head on the other side. This is called Abnehmen at the Messer. top

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Zornhau-Ort pointed against you,
strike according to recipe, lower the long point and thrust at the chest.

Here the Master teaches the counter against the Zornhau-Ort. [Rep.v.] If he strikes at you with the Zornhau and threatens with the point, strike at his wrist from the inside.

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  If he strikes the Zornhau and tries to stab your face, lower your Messer with an outstretched arm at his chest and push him. Step backwards with your left leg while doing that. top

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You shall pass the point beneath,
injure the head at length and across.

Here the Master teaches a piece when you have done the Zornhau. Lower the point, bring it between him and you in front of your body and strike at his ears with the true edge from across.

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If he strikes across to your ears,
lower the point to his chest and you will fool him.

Here the Master teaches a counter to the piece described before. [Rep.v.] If he strikes across to your ears and holds up his arms, lower your hanging point to his chest and push him from you.

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