Figure 1: fol. 11r from Codex Wallerstein.
Figure 2: we see that once again Christina has wound her strong onto Hugh’s weak in order to thrust at him.
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Note that by doing so Hugh’s sword naturally moves onto the weak of Christina’s sword, thus preventing her thrust from landing.
Figure 4: Hugh then, releasing the grip of his left hand, lifts his pommel with his right hand
and passes forward and to his left with his left foot, regrabbing his blade Halbschwert
with his left hand while remaining am Schwert. He finishes this motion with a thrust
to the groin.
NB: While the original plate shows both of the defender’s hands above the attacker’s sword, in practice we found this to be much weaker than having a hand on either side of the attacker’s sword and could find no advantage for doing it that way. We therefore concluded this must be an error on the artist’s part.
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