Fechtschule; Germany, 1623

Fechtschule der Klopffechter

Fechtschule der Klopffechter

Fechtschule der Klopffechter, 1623

 

This 17th-century copper engraving memorializes a Fechtschule (here in the sense of public fencing contest) of the obscure Klopffechter brotherhood that took place in Nürnberg’s Heilsbrunner Hof in 1623. The competitors comprise a hard-to-distinguish mess of pairs wielding Dussacken, two-handed-swords, and sword and dagger. More Dussacken lie scattered along the right-hand barrier.

31z86x2nfjl_sl500_aa240_***A detailed account of a Fechtschule is contained in my book,The Secret History of the Sword.

 

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One response to “Fechtschule; Germany, 1623

  1. Pingback: Kurze Geschichte Des Akademischen Fechtens In Deutschland; Teil 4: Das Deutsche Hiebfechten vor europäischem Hintergrund « Fencingclassics’s Blog

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