Transcriptions | Johannes Lecküchner | Verhängen

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There are four Hängen,
from there learn to discover strike, thrust and cut.
In every form,
the guards weak or strong.

Here the Master explains how you shall execute the four Hängen in the Messer and what they are called. Therefore he names each of them, one after the other.

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The first is the Eber from both sides. The second is the Stier, also from both sides. In that you shall be trained extensively to be able to do many things from there. Furthermore you shall know that there are two above and two below of the four Hängen. What they are called, you just heard above. From the four Hängen you shall accomplish eight windings and in these eight windings you shall move in a way that you can execute a strike, a thrust or a cut from each of them. Those are the four windings described above.

This is how you use the second, the Hängen from above, with two ways of winding. When you come to him in the Zufechten, stand in the Stier on your left side. If he then strikes high at your right side, wind your true edge against his strike and his Messer and thrust high at his face. This is a winding again. If he then displaces the thrust to your right side, stay at his Messer and wind with the flat at his Messer into the Stier on your left side again. Thrust high at his face on his left side, letting the blunt edge face down in the thrust. Thereby you have two windings at his Messer as pictured above.

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  Now take notice how you shall execute eight windings from the four Hängen. The first upper Hängen has two windings. Do it like this. When you come to him in the Zufechten, stand in the Stier on your right side. If he then strikes high at your left side, wind the back edge of your Messer against his strike at his Messer into the Stier again. That is a winding. If he displaces the thrust from his left side, stay at his Messer and wind back to your right side, again into the Stier and with the flat against his Messer. Thrust high at his face. That is a Hängen from the right side with two windings against his Messer. top

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You shall also know that there are also four windings [original text: “also four Hängen also four windings”] with all their forms from the lower Hängen, meaning the Eber on both sides, just as from the upper ones. Those are the eight windings. Whenever you wind remember the strike, the thrust and the cut in any winding. With that you get twenty-four windings out of eight. From which and against which strike, thrust or cut you shall use the strike or cut, you have been extensively taught before.

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