Transcriptions | Johannes Lecküchner | Absetzen

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Learn the Absetzen,
to ward off strikes and thrusts skilfully.
From four ends,
learn to turn away strike and thrust.

Here the Master explains how to do the Absetzen in Messer fencing. If you come to him in the Zufechten and he stands as if to thrust at you, set your left foot in front and be in the guard Eber on your right side. Show him an opening on your left side. If he thrusts at this opening, turn your Messer to your left side against his thrust with the back edge against his Messer and set it off. Aim your point at his face or body and thrust at his chest or face.

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62 v

 

Another piece: If you are in the Eber on your right and he strikes at your left upper opening, raise your Messer and turn it into the Stier on your left side against his strike with the cross in front of your head. Step forward and thrust at his face or chest. You can execute these pieces from both sides out of the four guards.

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