Training Curriculum

III. Schwert und Buckler (Sword and Buckler)

Krucke Complete

We’ve already seen how to do the Krucke to displace an Oberhau; here we’ll see what to do from there.

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Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 1: Hugh displaces Matthew’s Oberhau with a Krucke.

Figure 2: As he does so he extends his left arm forward over Matthew's right arm to trap it while passing forward with his left foot.

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Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 3: In this case, however, since Hugh’s sword is under his buckler he simply pulls his sword down and back until it is almost into Pflug again (but not quite—he merely ensures his point is in place for the thrust, but there’s no reason to go all the way back into guard).

Figure 4: As soon as his point is online Hugh thrusts up into Matthew’s body, finishing the play. (Talhoffer 1467 fol. 116v)

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