Fechtschulen

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Fechtschulen, fechtboden, fechthaus, schirmschule

Photo St Marx Peter Falkner MS KK5012 1495

St Marx Peter Falkner MS KK5012 1495 | St Marx Peter Falkner MS KK5012, 1495

Photo Hans Talhofer from his 1459 manuscript Notice the

Hans Talhofer from his 1459 manuscript Notice the | Hans Talhofer from his 1459 manuscript. Notice the necklace with the sword and the winged lion, the symbol of the Marxbrüder and Saint Mark. The lion of St Mark was also the symbol of Venice, and interestingly enough, Talhofer also shows a sword design very similar to the Venetian swords with single finger rings in the very same 1459 manuscript.

Photo The Wappen of Hans Talhofer, from Paul Hektor Mair

The Wappen of Hans Talhofer, from Paul Hektor Mair | The Wappen of Hans Talhofer, from Paul Hektor Mair's copy of the Talhoffer treatise Cod.I.6.2°.1. Talhoffer's original is dated to 1446-1459, however, Mair's copy is from before 1561.

Photo Talhoffer 1459 Talhoffer s coat of arms Notice the

Talhoffer 1459 Talhoffer s coat of arms Notice the | Talhoffer 1459. Talhoffer's coat of arms. Notice the Lion of St. Mark, the symbol of the Marxbruder. The shield with a crown and two swords can also be seen in Codex 1.6.2.4 (See next image). The Freifechters later used a similar wappen although with wings at the crosses of the swords, and the swords flipped upside down.

Photo Freifechter Wappen from the Codex 1 6 2 4 The manu

Freifechter Wappen from the Codex 1 6 2 4 The manu | Freifechter Wappen from the Codex 1.6.2.4. The manual is obviously related to the manuals by Paulus Hector Mair and thus dated to the mid 16th century. It was drawn by Jörg Bräu and contains what is believed to be preliminary drawings done before his proper work on the three Paulus Hector Mair books of 1542.

Photo Detail from Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Malle

Detail from Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Malle | Detail from "Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550.

Photo The weapon of the Feder Fechter guild http en wiki

The weapon of the Feder Fechter guild http en wiki | The weapon of the Feder Fechter guild. http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Federfechter

Photo Saint Vitus, the possible Patron Saint of the Frei

Saint Vitus, the possible Patron Saint of the Frei | Saint Vitus, the possible Patron Saint of the Freifechter von der Feder zum Greifenfels (also called "Veiterfechter" and "Federfechter") and today the patron saint of Dancers. Notice the rooster, also shown in the next image. Image from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493 http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Nuremberg_Chronicle

Photo Sebastian Münster, Frankfurt 1545

Sebastian Münster, Frankfurt 1545 | Sebastian Münster, Frankfurt. 1545

Photo The weapon of the Marx Brüder guild http en wikipe

The weapon of the Marx Brüder guild http en wikipe | The weapon of the Marx Brüder guild. http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Marxbruder

Photo The Lion of St Mark 1460

The Lion of St Mark 1460 | The Lion of St Mark 1460

Photo The Lion of St Mark 1516

The Lion of St Mark 1516 | The Lion of St Mark 1516

Photo Feder Fechter and Marx Brüder poems from 1689

Feder Fechter and Marx Brüder poems from 1689 | Feder Fechter and Marx Brüder poems from 1689.

Photo Only sort of related to the fencing guilds, in the

Only sort of related to the fencing guilds, in the | Only sort of related to the fencing guilds, in the sense that it portrays the natural enimosity between the löwe and the greif. Virgil Solis c1555

Photo SINNEPOPPEN van ROEMER VISSCHER 1614 De Schermers

SINNEPOPPEN van ROEMER VISSCHER 1614 De Schermers | SINNEPOPPEN van ROEMER VISSCHER. 1614 "De Schermers die vechten veel-tijdt om een Krans van bloemen, (om dat het gelt by henluyden niet overvloedigh is) tot een teecken van eere; daer zy soo veele om lyden, datse dickmael een lamme arm kryghen, of worden een oogh uyt haer hooft ghesteecken: ende dat alleen om ghepresen te worden van een deel lichte quanten. " http://www.xs4all.nl/​~graauw/sinnepoppen/​sinnepoppen.html http://sv.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Willem_Janszoon

Photo Dussack and federschwert from Strasbourg

Dussack and federschwert from Strasbourg | Dussack and federschwert from Strasbourg

Photo Illustrationszyklus Recht Cod 32 1350

Illustrationszyklus Recht Cod 32 1350 | Illustrationszyklus Recht Cod.32 1350

Photo Illustrationszyklus Bibel Cod 143 1405

Illustrationszyklus Bibel Cod 143 1405 | Illustrationszyklus Bibel Cod.143 1405

Photo 257538270952326

257538270952326 | Illustrationszyklus Bibel Cod.143 1405

Photo Cod Sang 658 1465

Cod Sang 658 1465 | Cod. Sang. 658 1465

Photo Cod Sang 658 1465 - 196991827006971

Cod Sang 658 1465 - 196991827006971 | Cod. Sang. 658 1465

Photo Unterhaltung am Hofe König Altistrates 1467 Appolo

Unterhaltung am Hofe König Altistrates 1467 Appolo | Unterhaltung am Hofe König Altistrates. 1467 Appolonius von Tyrland

Photo Cod Bodmer 91 1468 http www e-codices unifr ch en

Cod Bodmer 91 1468 http www e-codices unifr ch en | Cod. Bodmer 91 1468 http://​www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/​cb/0091/99v/small

Photo Cod Bodmer 91 1468 http www e-codices unifr ch en - 196983380341149

Cod Bodmer 91 1468 http www e-codices unifr ch en - 196983380341149 | Cod. Bodmer 91 1468 http://​www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/​cb/0091/99v/small

Photo Heinrich von Veledek Muzizieren 1474

Heinrich von Veledek Muzizieren 1474 | Heinrich von Veledek Muzizieren 1474

Photo Master of the Housebook Two Peasants Fighting, c 1

Master of the Housebook Two Peasants Fighting, c 1 | Master of the Housebook Two Peasants Fighting, c. 1475/1480 Rosenwald Collection

Photo Detail of image from Luzerner Kronik from 1513

Detail of image from Luzerner Kronik from 1513 | Detail of image from Luzerner Kronik from 1513

Photo Planetenkinder Sonne 1475

Planetenkinder Sonne 1475 | Planetenkinder Sonne. 1475

Photo Lots of interesting excercises here, both martial,

Lots of interesting excercises here, both martial, | Lots of interesting excercises here, both martial, and acrobatic & strength excercises. And a fencing masters carrying a staff, as seen in so many other images. Note the lifting of stones and iron bars on the top left.

Photo Die Planetenkinder, Die Kinder der Sonne Cod lat 4

Die Planetenkinder, Die Kinder der Sonne Cod lat 4 | Die Planetenkinder, Die Kinder der Sonne Cod.lat.4394 1477

Photo Illustrationszyklus Antiphonar cod 1 1481

Illustrationszyklus Antiphonar cod 1 1481 | Illustrationszyklus Antiphonar cod.1 1481

Photo Jacques le Grant ms297 Book of good morals 1490

Jacques le Grant ms297 Book of good morals 1490 | Jacques le Grant ms297 "Book of good morals" 1490.

Photo Not really fechtschule, but it talks a bit about s

Not really fechtschule, but it talks a bit about s | Not really fechtschule, but it talks a bit about strength and again shows the lifting of stones.

Photo The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480

The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480 | The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480.

Photo An interesting detail is that the fencers have fed

An interesting detail is that the fencers have fed | An interesting detail is that the fencers have "federschwert" lying on the ground. The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480.

Photo The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480 - 189063721133115

The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480 - 189063721133115 | The image is taken from Hausbuch Wolfegg from 1480. Look at the illustrations of acrobats behind the man standing behind the table. They are highly similar to other images showing acrobats, swords and fencers.

Photo Bäuerlicher Wettkampf Luderziehen Austriam 1525

Bäuerlicher Wettkampf Luderziehen Austriam 1525 | Bäuerlicher Wettkampf Luderziehen Austriam 1525

Photo Luderziehen Strebkatzenziehen in Hannover http de

Luderziehen Strebkatzenziehen in Hannover http de | Luderziehen / Strebkatzenziehen in Hannover http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo Relief am Lübecker Rathaus im Durchgang von der Br

Relief am Lübecker Rathaus im Durchgang von der Br | Relief am Lübecker Rathaus im Durchgang von der Breiten Straße zum Marienkirchhof http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo Die Luterisch Strebkatz, 1524 http de wikipedia or

Die Luterisch Strebkatz, 1524 http de wikipedia or | Die Luterisch Strebkatz, 1524 http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo Luderziehen Tensta Church, Sweden 1437 http de wik

Luderziehen Tensta Church, Sweden 1437 http de wik | Luderziehen Tensta Church, Sweden. 1437 http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehe

Photo Image of Luderziehen from a Swedish church in Norm

Image of Luderziehen from a Swedish church in Norm | Image of "Luderziehen" from a Swedish church in Normlösa Östergötland. ca1500. http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo Relief from 1558 Kindstugan 18, Gamla Stan, Stockh

Relief from 1558 Kindstugan 18, Gamla Stan, Stockh | Relief from 1558 Kindstugan 18, Gamla Stan, Stockholm Sweden http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo 189059067800247

189059067800247 | Relief from 1558 Kindstugan 18, Gamla Stan, Stockholm Sweden http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo 189059304466890

189059304466890 | Relief from 1558 Kindstugan 18, Gamla Stan, Stockholm Sweden http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo 189059307800223

189059307800223 | Relief from 1558 Kindstugan 18, Gamla Stan, Stockholm Sweden http://de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Strebkatzenziehen

Photo Fechtboden unt Frauenhaus

Fechtboden unt Frauenhaus | Fechtboden unt Frauenhaus. Image from British Library, obviously.

Photo Weisskunig Maximilian I from 1506 Notice the feder

Weisskunig Maximilian I from 1506 Notice the feder | Weisskunig Maximilian I from 1506. Notice the "federschwert" and the gloves on the ground.

Photo Weisskunig Maximilian I from 1506 Notice the feder - 216343998405087

Weisskunig Maximilian I from 1506 Notice the feder - 216343998405087 | Weisskunig Maximilian I from 1506. Notice the "federschwert" and the gloves on the ground. This time in black and white.

Photo Bewaffnete Auseinandersetzung zwischen Studenten u

Bewaffnete Auseinandersetzung zwischen Studenten u | Bewaffnete Auseinandersetzung zwischen Studenten und Handwerkern, Erfurt 1506

Photo Trachtenbuch des Matthaus Schwarz aus Augsburg 152

Trachtenbuch des Matthaus Schwarz aus Augsburg 152 | Trachtenbuch des Matthaus Schwarz aus Augsburg 1520-1560. One of 135 images depicting Matthäus Schwarz, chief accountant and confidant of the Augsburg merchant family Fugger, at various stages in his life. This one is from June 1518, showing him at the age of 21. Other images show him practicing with bow and arrow, on the battlefield in armour with halberd, zweihänder and katzbalger, or more commonly as a civilian carrying a rappier and a bollocks or rondel dagger. A langes messer is also worn in an image. There are even two nude illustrations of him (reportedly to show that he hadn't got fat...) The last image is from 1560 and shows him at the age of 63. He died 14 years later. The illustrations between 1520-1535 were done by Narcissus Renner. From 1536-1560 they were done by an unknown artist from Christoph Amberger's workshop. The "federschwert" he uses might indicate that he received some training from the Marxbrüder, but this is yet to be corroborated. I have no other such indications so far.

Photo Splendor Solis 1532

Splendor Solis 1532 | Splendor Solis 1532

Photo Detail from Planetenkinder, ca 1540 by Beham Grapp

Detail from Planetenkinder, ca 1540 by Beham Grapp | Detail from Planetenkinder, ca 1540 by Beham. Grappling, dussack (steel?), longswords, throwing of stones and "high jumping" (Possibly going over the ribbon from hand standing, as seen in the next image). Some pretty clear connections between the fencing guilds and the Landsknechten displayed here, I think. Again, the image is likely a reversed copy of an original. Image is in the possession of the British Museum

Photo Detail from Planetenkinder - Sol Harmen Jansz Mull

Detail from Planetenkinder - Sol Harmen Jansz Mull | Detail from "Planetenkinder - Sol" Harmen Jansz Muller (1540-1617)

Photo Die Planetenkinder und die Freien Künst, 1560 Jost

Die Planetenkinder und die Freien Künst, 1560 Jost | Die Planetenkinder und die Freien Künst, 1560 Jost Amman

Photo Detail from an engraving depicting a Peasant s Fes

Detail from an engraving depicting a Peasant s Fes | Detail from an engraving depicting a Peasant's Festival in Nürnberg,by Sebald Beham, from 1535. Lots of interesting details. Outdoors bowling, walking on messers with a beer glass on your head, climbing slippery poles, some Ringen and general Brawling. And of course the, then as well as now, obligatory testosterone-filled drunk who demonstrates his strength by lifting his less than amused dancing partner. :) http://​www.britishmuseum.org/​research/​search_the_collection_datab​ase/​search_object_details.aspx?​objectid=1363397&partid=1&​searchText=feasting 1535&f​romADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpa​ges=10&orig=/research/​search_the_collection_data​base.aspx¤tPage=1

Photo Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail 1558

Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail 1558 | Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail. 1558 Matthias Gerung

Photo Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail 1558 - 203112049728282

Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail 1558 - 203112049728282 | Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail. 1558 Matthias Gerung

Photo Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail 1558 - 203112056394948

Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail 1558 - 203112056394948 | Die Melancholie im Garten des Lebens, Detail. 1558 Matthias Gerung

Photo Festivity scene from Nuremberg by Paul Mercuri, 18

Festivity scene from Nuremberg by Paul Mercuri, 18 | "Festivity scene from Nuremberg" by Paul Mercuri, 1829-1830. Perhaps this one shouldn't be in this album, but it is interesting that this early 19th century image shows what looks quite a lot like pike fencing during festivities in Nürnberg. :)

Photo Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg Erchard Schön,

Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg Erchard Schön, | Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchard Schön, 1534

Photo Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchar

Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchar | Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchard Schön, 1534

Photo Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchar - 281755775197242

Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchar - 281755775197242 | Turnier am Rechenburg bei Nürnberg - Detail Erchard Schön, 1534

Photo Zwei Fechtende Landsknechten (1516) by Hans Baldun

Zwei Fechtende Landsknechten (1516) by Hans Baldun | Zwei Fechtende Landsknechten (1516) by Hans Baldung Grien

Photo Zwei Fragmente einer Kabinettscheibe mit der Darst

Zwei Fragmente einer Kabinettscheibe mit der Darst | Zwei Fragmente einer Kabinettscheibe mit der Darstellung zweier Fechter um-1530 Coburg.

Photo Copy from works by Jost Amman Obviously reversed,

Copy from works by Jost Amman Obviously reversed, | Copy from works by Jost Amman. Obviously reversed, or the fencers are both left-handed... Engraved copies by Martin Pleginck were published by Stephan Hermann in Ansbach, 1594.

Photo By Conraad Goltzius ca 1590

By Conraad Goltzius ca 1590 | By Conraad Goltzius ca 1590

Photo Jost Amman 1594-1620

Jost Amman 1594-1620 | Jost Amman 1594-1620

Photo Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15

Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 | Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) *1535 , 1555-†1610, Strasbourg.

Photo Halberd fencers by Franz Isaac Brun, 1559

Halberd fencers by Franz Isaac Brun, 1559 | Halberd fencers by Franz Isaac Brun, 1559

Photo Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 - 195620327144121

Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 - 195620327144121 | Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) *1535 , 1555-†1610, Strasbourg. Detail showing a dussack with a "nagel" protecting the hand.

Photo Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava), 1555-161

Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava), 1555-161 | Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava), 1555-1610, Strasbourg. Note the very long federschwert and the dussacken. Most of Brun's images show the Landsknechten and here is another obvious link between them and the 16th century German fencing schools.

Photo Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 - 195388633833957

Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 - 195388633833957 | Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) *1535 , 1555-†1610, Strasbourg. Note the federschwert and the dussacken as well. Most of Brun's images show the Landsknechtenand here is another obvious link between them and the 16th century German fencing schools.

Photo Two fencers duelling; From a series of four etchin

Two fencers duelling; From a series of four etchin | "Two fencers duelling; From a series of four etchings. c.1541" And a Freifechter Griffin to the left.

Photo Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 - 189062841133203

Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) 1535 , 15 - 189062841133203 | Franz Isaac Brun, Presbourg (Bratislava) *1535 , 1555-†1610, Strasbourg.

Photo Die Fechtenden, Jost Amman 1539-1591

Die Fechtenden, Jost Amman 1539-1591 | Die Fechtenden, Jost Amman 1539-1591

Photo Zwei kämpfende Krieger Erhard Schön, 1536

Zwei kämpfende Krieger Erhard Schön, 1536 | Zwei kämpfende Krieger. Erhard Schön, 1536

Photo Virgil Solis c1534

Virgil Solis c1534 | Virgil Solis c1534

Photo Fechtschule, 1541 Virgil Solis

Fechtschule, 1541 Virgil Solis | Fechtschule, 1541 Virgil Solis

Photo Another illustration by Vergiliis Solis showing fe

Another illustration by Vergiliis Solis showing fe | Another illustration by Vergiliis Solis showing fechtschule practice, including flails.

Photo Illustration by Vergilius Solis showing fechtschul

Illustration by Vergilius Solis showing fechtschul | Illustration by Vergilius Solis. showing fechtschule in 1550. Notice the griffon, the symbol of the Feder Fechter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federfechter

Photo Vergilius Solis 1526

Vergilius Solis 1526 | Vergilius Solis 1526

Photo Again, notice the little nagel protecting the hand

Again, notice the little nagel protecting the hand | Again, notice the little "nagel" protecting the hand on the dussacken. Hans Senger Maller from 1550.

Photo Zwei fechtende Schweizer ca 1550

Zwei fechtende Schweizer ca 1550 | Zwei fechtende Schweizer ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209140052458815

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209140052458815 | Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 | Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065729132914

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065729132914 | Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 No

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 No | Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065732466247

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065732466247 | Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065739132913

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065739132913 | Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 Th

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 Th | "Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550. This one is interesting, since the staff fencer on the right possibly leads with the right hand in the image. The right fencer also stands in an odd guard, which I can't recall having seen before, although the fencer on the left clearly stands in Steürhut, straight out of Meyer.

Photo Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065972466223

Die Fechtschul , by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550 - 209065972466223 | "Die Fechtschul", by Hanns Senger Maller ca 1550

Photo Cosmographia Frankfurter Fechter 1552 by Sebastian

Cosmographia Frankfurter Fechter 1552 by Sebastian | Cosmographia Frankfurter Fechter 1552 by Sebastian Münster

Photo Cosmographia Frankfurter Fechter 1552 by Sebastian Münster

Cosmographia Frankfurter Fechter 1552 by Sebastian Münster | Cosmographia Frankfurter Fechter 1552 by Sebastian Münster

Photo Image from the book Historia de gentibus septentri

Image from the book Historia de gentibus septentri | Image from the book "Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus" (History of the Nordic People) by the Swede Olaus Magni, published in Rome 1555.

Photo The first image from the 1560 Joachim Meyer manual

The first image from the 1560 Joachim Meyer manual | The first image from the 1560 Joachim Meyer manual. Showing staffs, halberds, longswords, dussacken and flails. Not sure what is going on in the background. Might be injured fencers or fencers wrestling a bit freely. :) The architecture is likely based on "poetic license", but the different actions going on line up well with what can be seen in other illustrations, with music, a corner for the injured, two "judges" in the corners and so on.

Photo Christoffel Hans Stimmer Prep work in ink and chal

Christoffel Hans Stimmer Prep work in ink and chal | Christoffel Hans Stimmer Prep work in ink and chalk for Meyer's 1570 treatise.

Photo Jost Amman Fechter mit Dussack 1578

Jost Amman Fechter mit Dussack 1578 | Jost Amman. Fechter mit Dussack 1578

Photo Illustration to Amman s Enchiridion Artis , Frankf

Illustration to Amman s Enchiridion Artis , Frankf | Illustration to Amman's 'Enchiridion Artis', Frankfurt: Feyerabend, 1578 Notice the nagel on the dussack.

Photo Jost Amman Fechter mit Schwert 1578

Jost Amman Fechter mit Schwert 1578 | Jost Amman. Fechter mit Schwert 1578

Photo Jost Amman Fechter mit Schwert 1578 - 257511254288361

Jost Amman Fechter mit Schwert 1578 - 257511254288361 | Jost Amman. Fechter mit Schwert 1578

Photo Jost Amman Fechter mit Halben Stangen 1578 - 257513964288090

Jost Amman Fechter mit Halben Stangen 1578 - 257513964288090 | Jost Amman. Fechter mit Halben Stangen 1578

Photo Jost Amman Fechter mit Halben Stangen 1578

Jost Amman Fechter mit Halben Stangen 1578 | Jost Amman. Fechter mit Halben Stangen 1578

Photo Image from 1580 Now were talking All these goodies

Image from 1580 Now were talking All these goodies | Image from 1580. Now were talking... All these goodies AND fire! It gives a whole new meaning to the term "by sword and fire ". Now this a project for Albion to pick up on... :) Coincidentally, Pentti of GHFS did exactly this to Anders Linnard at the Swordfish event three years ago. Details: Guards like Nebenhut, Zornhut, Mittelhut and Steürhut can clearly be seen in the image. The longswords seem to be pretty specialized with a pipe in the middle, likely containing a mix of gun powder. Thanks to Gesellschaft Lichtenawers for putting the image online!

Photo Cod Pal Germ 124 1587

Cod Pal Germ 124 1587 | Cod.Pal.Germ.124 1587

Photo Cod Pal Germ 124 1587 (Detail)

Cod Pal Germ 124 1587 (Detail) | Cod.Pal.Germ.124 1587 (Detail)

Photo Fürstlich Jülicher Hochzeit am Düsseldorf 1585 Die

Fürstlich Jülicher Hochzeit am Düsseldorf 1585 Die | Fürstlich Jülicher Hochzeit am Düsseldorf. 1585 "Die Trum die ging geschwindt herumb, Der meister ist des Swertz der kumb. Am Fursten hoff all auff dem platz Ist schöll in namen Gottz Dar freyt der fechter seine Scholl, Und gab verwar gar guten zoll. Haubtschleg, ohrenstreich, und maulschell gutt, Braachen den fecthren trutz und mudt. Behört zum Tuch alsolche farb, Darna handler, darna gewarb. Der geboren ist nach der lufft. Draget und scharret solche frucht."

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257513970954756

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257513970954756 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257513974288089

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257513974288089 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257513984288088

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257513984288088 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515450954608

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515450954608 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515457621274

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515457621274 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515467621273

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515467621273 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515477621272

Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck - 257515477621272 | Fechter Büchlein 1594 Jost Amman, Martin Pleginck

Photo Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis

Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis | 'Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis quod Tubingae quam Situm quam Studia quam Exercitia Accurata Delinateo' Thirteen engravings of university life in Germany designed by Johann Christoph Neyffer and produced by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600.

Photo Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis - 189777687728385

Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis - 189777687728385 | 'Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis quod Tubingae quam Situm quam Studia quam Exercitia Accurata Delinateo' Thirteen engravings of university life in Germany designed by Johann Christoph Neyffer and produced by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600.

Photo Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis - 189778677728286

Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis - 189778677728286 | 'Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis quod Tubingae quam Situm quam Studia quam Exercitia Accurata Delinateo' Thirteen engravings of university life in Germany designed by Johann Christoph Neyffer and produced by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600.

Photo Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis - 189776391061848

Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis - 189776391061848 | 'Illustrissimi Wirtembergici Ducalis Novi Collegis quod Tubingae quam Situm quam Studia quam Exercitia Accurata Delinateo' Thirteen engravings of university life in Germany designed by Johann Christoph Neyffer and produced by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600. I have no latin skills what so ever, but here is a rough translation which hopefully captures the essence: "Here is the loud training of the wrestlers and fencers. Here they work to find victory in the free fencing. Here they have really got mingled and the daggers and swords hit against each other. Thus the champions compete each day." And a latin transcription: "Haec est pollucis clamosa palaestra lanistae. Hic parit ingenuas uincere uelle minas. Hic sicae sicis miscentur et ensibus enses. Hic pugilum certat quotidiana manus."

Photo From the Weckherlin stammbuch, 1586-1615 Stuttgart

From the Weckherlin stammbuch, 1586-1615 Stuttgart | From the Weckherlin stammbuch, 1586-1615 Stuttgart LB

Photo From the Weckherlin Stammbuch 1601

From the Weckherlin Stammbuch 1601 | From the Weckherlin Stammbuch 1601.

Photo Veit Konrad Schwarz lernt fechten, 1541-1588 From

Veit Konrad Schwarz lernt fechten, 1541-1588 From | Veit Konrad Schwarz lernt fechten, 1541-1588 From Die Gartenlaube. Illustriertes Familienblatt. Heft 37. Jahrgang 1892

Photo From the Stammbuch of Simon Händl of 1595 Note the

From the Stammbuch of Simon Händl of 1595 Note the | From the Stammbuch of Simon Händl of 1595. Note the dussack and the "federschwert".

Photo Image taken from Jakob Sutor s 1612 manual Very mu

Image taken from Jakob Sutor s 1612 manual Very mu | Image taken from Jakob Sutor's 1612 manual. Very much derived from Joachim Meyer's manuals.

Photo Sketch for Jakob Sutor s Künstliches fechtbuch fro

Sketch for Jakob Sutor s Künstliches fechtbuch fro | Sketch for Jakob Sutor's "Künstliches fechtbuch" from 1612

Photo Ludolph van Ceulen b 1540 in Hildesheim (Germany),

Ludolph van Ceulen b 1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), | Ludolph van Ceulen b.1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), † 1610 in Leiden (Netherlands) Fencing Master and Mathematics Teacher in Breda, Amsterdam, Delft, Arnhem and Leiden. Author of "De arithmetic geometric en Fondamente". Image is from 1596.

Photo Ludolph van Ceulen b 1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), - 195209433851877

Ludolph van Ceulen b 1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), - 195209433851877 | Ludolph van Ceulen b.1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), † 1610 in Leiden (Netherlands) Fencing Master and Mathematics Teacher in Breda, Amsterdam, Delft, Arnhem and Leiden. Author of "De arithmetic geometric en Fondamente".

Photo Ludolph van Ceulen b 1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), - 195211070518380

Ludolph van Ceulen b 1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), - 195211070518380 | Ludolph van Ceulen b.1540 in Hildesheim (Germany), † 1610 in Leiden (Netherlands) Fencing Master and Mathematics Teacher in Breda, Amsterdam, Delft, Arnhem and Leiden. Author of "De arithmetic geometric en Fondamente".

Photo Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled Deline

Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled Deline | Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled "Delineatio Lvdi Pvblici Gladiatorii Vrbis et Academiae Lvgdvnensis Apvd Batavos", dated to 1610. Notice the longswords and dussacken on the wall and the longsword fencers. Also, the rapiers have ball points. This is where Ludolph van Ceulen taught Mathematics and fencing and this particular images is from the year of his death. (see previous images). Print from the British Museum.

Photo Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled Deline - 278346895538130

Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled Deline - 278346895538130 | Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled "Delineatio Lvdi Pvblici Gladiatorii Vrbis et Academiae Lvgdvnensis Apvd Batavos", dated to 1610. Notice the longswords and dussacken on the wall and the longsword fencers. Also, the rapiers have ball points. This is where Ludolph van Ceulen taught Mathematics and fencing and this particular images is from the year of his death. (see previous images). Print from the British Museum.

Photo Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled Deline - 278346902204796

Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled Deline - 278346902204796 | Detail of drawing by Jan Cornelisz entitled "Delineatio Lvdi Pvblici Gladiatorii Vrbis et Academiae Lvgdvnensis Apvd Batavos", dated to 1610. It is interesting to see that they practice the rapier, longsword, possibly smallsword, dussacken, pike and arquebusier, but not halberd. The stepping diagram on the floor can be seen in several contemporary fencing manuals. This is where Ludolph van Ceulen taught Mathematics and fencing and this particular images is from the year of his death. (see previous images). Print from the British Museum.

Photo Fechtschule der Klopffechter This is probably the

Fechtschule der Klopffechter This is probably the | "Fechtschule der Klopffechter". This is probably the original etching that many others are derived from. It shows a fechtschule held at Heilsbrunner Hofe in Nürnberg in 1623.

Photo Fechtschule der Klopffechter

Fechtschule der Klopffechter | "Fechtschule der Klopffechter". This is probably the original etching that many others are derived from. It shows a fechtschule held at Heilsbrunner Hofe in Nürnberg in 1623.

Photo Fechtschule der Klopffechter

Fechtschule der Klopffechter | "Fechtschule der Klopffechter". This is probably the original etching that many others are derived from. It shows a fechtschule held at Heilsbrunner Hofe in Nürnberg in 1623.

Photo Nürnberg Fechthaus 1651-1700

Nürnberg Fechthaus 1651-1700 | Nürnberg Fechthaus 1651-1700

Photo Images of the dussack fencers are obviously borrow

Images of the dussack fencers are obviously borrow | Images of the dussack fencers are obviously borrowed from Joachim Meyer's manual of 1570. Personally, I love the elephants painted on the wall to the right.

Photo Noruega, Fechthaus auf der Scütt (engraving from 1

Noruega, Fechthaus auf der Scütt (engraving from 1 | Noruega, Fechthaus auf der Scütt (engraving from 1768). Bull baiting. Interesting because it shows very little fencing in the fechthaus in a place that obviously was been used with Meyer's dussack plate as well. See the previous image.

Photo Bear and bull baiting in Fechthaus, 1759 Interesti

Bear and bull baiting in Fechthaus, 1759 Interesti | Bear and bull baiting in Fechthaus, 1759. Interesting because it shows very little fencing in the fechthaus in a place that obviously was been used with Meyer's dussack plate as well. See the previous image.

Photo Tuccaro Gymnastics instructor to King of France, C

Tuccaro Gymnastics instructor to King of France, C | Tuccaro. Gymnastics instructor to King of France, Charles IX 1599

Photo Frontispice d un livre d escrime 1618 Yikes Lots o

Frontispice d un livre d escrime 1618 Yikes Lots o | Frontispice d'un livre d'escrime 1618. Yikes. Lots of interesting stuff in here. Really curious about this fencing book in the possession of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Is the griffin actually doing a schielhau? :D http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84018286.r=livre d'escrime .langFR

Photo The famous Augsburg Fuggers apparently also enjoye

The famous Augsburg Fuggers apparently also enjoye | The famous Augsburg Fuggers apparently also enjoyed a bit of fencing. Here is an image from Cod.Icon.380 of 1618. 12 other family members are depicted in the same manner. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugger

Photo The famous Augsburg Fuggers apparently also enjoye - 198467456859408

The famous Augsburg Fuggers apparently also enjoye - 198467456859408 | The famous Augsburg Fuggers apparently also enjoyed a bit of fencing. Here is a detail from an image from Cod.Icon.380 of 1618. Notice the dussack and the swords. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugger

Photo Design for hilt in blackwork Jean Toutin, 1619 htt

Design for hilt in blackwork Jean Toutin, 1619 htt | Design for hilt in blackwork. Jean Toutin, 1619 http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Photo Sebastian Heüsler, Freifechter and author of New K

Sebastian Heüsler, Freifechter and author of New K | Sebastian Heüsler, Freifechter and author of New Künstlich Fechtbuch 1626

Photo Sebastian Heüsler, Freifechter and author of New K - 192059654166855

Sebastian Heüsler, Freifechter and author of New K - 192059654166855 | Sebastian Heüsler, Freifechter and author of New Künstlich Fechtbuch 1626

Photo Thibault Academie de l Espee 1628

Thibault Academie de l Espee 1628 | Thibault Academie de l'Espee 1628

Photo Thibault Academie de l Espee 1628 - 189750621064425

Thibault Academie de l Espee 1628 - 189750621064425 | Thibault Academie de l'Espee 1628

Photo Thibault Academie de l Espee 1628 - 189776387728515

Thibault Academie de l Espee 1628 - 189776387728515 | Thibault Academie de l'Espee 1628

Photo Georgii Gumpelzhaimer’s Gymnasma de exercitiis aca

Georgii Gumpelzhaimer’s Gymnasma de exercitiis aca | "Georgii Gumpelzhaimer’s Gymnasma de exercitiis academicorum" 1650 Gymnasium from the Amberger Collection

Photo Le Maistre d Armes 1652

Le Maistre d Armes 1652 | Le Maistre d'Armes 1652

Photo From Sebastian Münster s Cosmographia 1598 http fe

From Sebastian Münster s Cosmographia 1598 http fe | From Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" 1598. http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/fechtschule-germany-1598

Photo From Sebastian Münster s Cosmographia 1598 http fe - 189059057800248

From Sebastian Münster s Cosmographia 1598 http fe - 189059057800248 | Hroarr Hema Resources From Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" 1598. http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/fechtschule-germany-1598

Photo Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi

Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi | Image from Johann Amos Comenius' "Orbus Pictus" originally printed in in 1653 http://hiebfechtkunst.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/orbispictusengl.pdf

Photo Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 277874058918747

Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 277874058918747 | Image from Johann Amos Comenius' "Orbus Pictus" originally printed in in 1653 http://hiebfechtkunst.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/orbispictusengl.pdf

Photo Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 277874065585413

Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 277874065585413 | Image from Johann Amos Comenius' "Orbus Pictus" originally printed in in 1653 http://hiebfechtkunst.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/orbispictusengl.pdf

Photo Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 277874068918746

Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 277874068918746 | Image from Johann Amos Comenius' "Orbus Pictus" originally printed in in 1653 http://hiebfechtkunst.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/orbispictusengl.pdf

Photo Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 189059561133531

Image from Johann Amos Comenius Orbus Pictus origi - 189059561133531 | Image from Johann Amos Comenius' "Orbus Pictus" originally printed in in 1653 http://hiebfechtkunst.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/orbispictusengl.pdf

Photo Glückwünschende Freudendarstellung 1653 The book w

Glückwünschende Freudendarstellung 1653 The book w | Glückwünschende Freudendarstellung 1653. The book was paid for by Duchess Sophie Elisabeth to celebrate the birthday of her husband Herzog August zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg (1579 - 1666). The book shows his years at the Universities of Rostock and Tübingen. Notice the fencers in the centre left display. http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=drucke/musica-fol-1-1-2-3

Photo Glückwünschende Freudendarstellung 1653 The text t

Glückwünschende Freudendarstellung 1653 The text t | Glückwünschende Freudendarstellung 1653. The text to the song that accompanies the previous illustration. The book was paid for by Duchess Sophie Elisabeth to celebrate the birthday of her husband Herzog August zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg (1579 - 1666). The book shows his years at the Universities of Rostock and Tübingen. http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=drucke/musica-fol-1-1-2-3

Photo Gdansk Fencing School 1664

Gdansk Fencing School 1664 | Gdansk Fencing School 1664

Photo Johannes Georgius Bruchius, fencing master 1671

Johannes Georgius Bruchius, fencing master 1671 | Johannes Georgius Bruchius, fencing master 1671

Photo Leonhard Schwab in Nürnberg Verordneter Unterhaupt

Leonhard Schwab in Nürnberg Verordneter Unterhaupt | "Leonhard Schwab in Nürnberg Verordneter Unterhauptmann der Feder-fechter AE 1671" http://www.schwertbund-nurmberg.de/Personenverzeichnis_Fechtmeister.mht

Photo French fencing 1600s

French fencing 1600s | French fencing 1600s.

Photo Federfechter and Marxbrüder in the Nürnberg Fechth

Federfechter and Marxbrüder in the Nürnberg Fechth | Federfechter and Marxbrüder in the Nürnberg Fechthaus 1689. Germanischer Nationalmuseum.

Photo Die den Leib beschützende Fecht-Kunst 1689 Germani

Die den Leib beschützende Fecht-Kunst 1689 Germani | Die den Leib beschützende Fecht-Kunst 1689 Germanischer Nationalmuseum.

Photo Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u

Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u | Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713

Photo Johann Andreas Schmidt in his Fechtsaal in Nürnber

Johann Andreas Schmidt in his Fechtsaal in Nürnber | Johann Andreas Schmidt in his Fechtsaal in Nürnberg 1713. ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259457800760373

Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259457800760373 | Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259457807427039

Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259457807427039 | Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259461887426631

Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259461887426631 | Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Page from the Ringen section of JA Schmidt s manua

Page from the Ringen section of JA Schmidt s manua | Page from the Ringen section of JA Schmidt's manual. Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259451730760980

Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende u - 259451730760980 | Page from manual by JA Schmidt Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Page from manual by JA Schmidt showing Voltiegeren

Page from manual by JA Schmidt showing Voltiegeren | Page from manual by JA Schmidt showing Voltiegeren Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo 189116884461132

189116884461132 | Page from manual by JA Schmidt showing Voltiegeren Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo 189118554460965

189118554460965 | Page from manual by JA Schmidt showing Voltiegeren Leib-beschirmende und Feinden Trotz-bietende Fecht-Kunst. Oder: Leicht und getreue Anweisung auf Stoß und Hieb zierlich und sicher zu fechten: Nebst einem curieusen Bericht vom Voltigiren und Ringen. 1713 ... Update: Just found it online: http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/pageview/102330

Photo Fechterzwerge mit Musikanten, Kupferstich von Elia

Fechterzwerge mit Musikanten, Kupferstich von Elia | "Fechterzwerge mit Musikanten, Kupferstich von Elias Baeck bei Albrecht Schmidt in Augsburg (um 1720), 290 x 190 mm, koloriert (priv. Sammlung, Wien). Thanks to Bert Gewaert for finding this one! :D The gloves/arm protection looks very similar to what was used with sabres a bit later.

Photo Johann Georg Puschner, Der Rauffende Student , Kup

Johann Georg Puschner, Der Rauffende Student , Kup | Johann Georg Puschner, "Der Rauffende Student", Kupferstich von 1725

Photo Dendrono (Johann Georg Puschner, Nürnberg) - Der f

Dendrono (Johann Georg Puschner, Nürnberg) - Der f | Dendrono (Johann Georg Puschner, Nürnberg) - "Der fechtende Student" 1725 "A good son can not live in peace forever, One takes dilligence to give him often the opportunity, That even though he runs away from beligerence, still pulls his sword from the scabbard. Who seeks no job and only tries to defend himself, to protect himself, to preserve his honor. Only does that which is honorable. Protects himself as best he can and attacks no other man. " Translated by Christopher Treichel.

Photo Die Fechtshul 1726 -1750, Nürnberg Germanischer Na

Die Fechtshul 1726 -1750, Nürnberg Germanischer Na | Die Fechtshul 1726 -1750, Nürnberg Germanischer Nationalmuseum.

Photo De Schermmeister En t Schermschool 1745

De Schermmeister En t Schermschool 1745 | De Schermmeister En't Schermschool 1745

Photo Fencing and dancing, ca 1750 Found and published o

Fencing and dancing, ca 1750 Found and published o | Fencing and dancing, ca 1750. Found and published online by Christopher Amberger. Thanks for providing such amazing images! http://hiebfechtkunst.wordpress.com/

Photo Die Fechtschule A print from 1796 Compare to the p

Die Fechtschule A print from 1796 Compare to the p | Die Fechtschule. A print from 1796. Compare to the previous image. Thanks to Christoph Amberger for providing this image through his blog! http://hiebfechtkunst.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/fruhes-hiebfechten-in-deutschland/

Photo This etching is in the collection of Christoph Amb

This etching is in the collection of Christoph Amb | This etching is in the collection of Christoph Amberger. It is dated to the 18th century and shows the Feder Fechter and Marx Bruder meeting in a fechtschule. Their symbols, the griffon and winged lion can be seen at the back. Lots of good stuff here with rappier, longswords, dussack, halberds, fencing gloves, injured fencers and more.

Photo Curiöses Reit-, Jagd- Fecht- Tantz- oder Ritter-Ex

Curiöses Reit-, Jagd- Fecht- Tantz- oder Ritter-Ex | Curiöses Reit-, Jagd- Fecht- Tantz- oder Ritter-Exercitien-Lexicon, Worinne Der galanten ritterlichen Uibungen Vortreflichkeit, Nutzen und Nothwendigkeit, nebst allen in denselben vorkommenden Kunst-Wörtern hinlänglich erkläret, Insonderheit aber der Pferde Arten, Eigenschaften, Gestalt, Mängel und Gebrechen, nebst deren wohlbewährten Heil-Mitteln, deren Fortpflantzung, Erziehung, und künstliche Abrichtung, auch alles, was zur Reuterey gehöret; Ferner die hohe und niedere Jagd-Wissenschaft, der völlige Jagd-Zeug, die Eigenschaften kleiner und grosser Hunde, wie auch verschiedener Thiere und Vögel; ingleichen das Forst-Wesen; Sodann das wahre Fundament der Fecht-Kunst mit dem Floret sowol als Degen; das Voltigiren auf dem Pferde; Ingleichen die niedrigen Cammer- und hohen Theatralischen Täntze, und die mit der Tantz-Kunst unzertrennlich verbundene musicalische Wissenschaft; das Ball- und Ballonen-Schlagen; die alten sowol als noch gebräuchlichen Ritterlichen Ernst- und Lust-Spiele; Welchen noch beygefüget ist die Wappen-Kunst, als eine dem Adel eigenthümliche und unentbehrliche Wissenschaft. Alles in Alphabetischer Ordnung und dergestalt eingerichtet, dass junge Herren von Adel angewiesen werden, wie sie durch eine gefällig-machende Aufführung sich in Stand setzen können, dereinst vollkommene Hof-Leute, gute Soldaten und geschickte Hauswirthe abzugeben. Leipzig, Gleditsch 1742 Valentin Trichter

Photo Joh Martin Will excudit Aug Vind 1758-1759 Bibliot

Joh Martin Will excudit Aug Vind 1758-1759 Bibliot | Joh. Martin Will excudit Aug. Vind. 1758-1759 Bibliothèque nationale de France Image has been colour adjusted and sharpened a bit, due to low resolution of digital copy.

Photo C Cooke Offensive and defensive positions, London

C Cooke Offensive and defensive positions, London | C. Cooke Offensive and defensive positions, London 1769

Photo C Cooke Various disarms, London 1769

C Cooke Various disarms, London 1769 | C. Cooke Various disarms, London 1769

Photo Fencing Master Henry Angelo, author of several man

Fencing Master Henry Angelo, author of several man | Fencing Master Henry Angelo, author of several manuals on fencing, ca 1780.

Photo A fat Englishman (right), much caricatured and wit

A fat Englishman (right), much caricatured and wit | A fat Englishman (right), much caricatured and with a snout-like profile encased in a fencing-mask, stands awkwardly, holding a foil, and gaping at his opponent who lunges towards him. He wears a fencing-jacket, with a plastron on which is a large heart. His opponent is tall and thin, masked, but without a jacket, and with a very long shoe on the right foot. The tail of his coat rests on the ground. Behind him (left) is a fencing-master, with bare arms, holding up a foil. In the background two well-dressed Frenchmen fence without masks in correct attitudes. December 1814

Photo An enthusiastic young man practising fencing at a

An enthusiastic young man practising fencing at a | An enthusiastic young man practising fencing at a target on a door, accidentally having pierced the door and struck a servant behind it, whose tea tray falls to the floor; another young man playing a flute at a table looks over in surprise; a fencing book lying on the floor, sporting prints or other pictures on the wall behind, including two of a black and a white boxer.

Photo DRAFT Trade card of Le Brun, fencing academy, Pari

DRAFT Trade card of Le Brun, fencing academy, Pari | DRAFT Trade card of Le Brun, fencing academy, Paris.

Photo Roper s Gymnasium 1831

Roper s Gymnasium 1831 | Roper's Gymnasium 1831

Photo The above picture appeared in the Illustrated Lond

The above picture appeared in the Illustrated Lond | "The above picture appeared in the Illustrated London News of 5 November 1859, and shows the gymnasium built in Oxford in 1858/9. Although its address is always given as Alfred Street, it actually faced on to Blue Boar Street." http://www.headington.org.uk/oxon/schools/gymnasium.html

Photo An Assault at Arms with Quarterstaff - Illustrated

An Assault at Arms with Quarterstaff - Illustrated | An Assault at Arms with Quarterstaff - Illustrated London News (26th March, 1870)

Photo Sabre vs Bayonet Harper s Weekly, 1873

Sabre vs Bayonet Harper s Weekly, 1873 | Sabre vs Bayonet. Harper's Weekly, 1873

Photo In the Fencing School 1893

In the Fencing School 1893 | In the Fencing School 1893

Photo Military School postcard 1910

Military School postcard 1910 | Military School postcard 1910

Photo Skakteträ skäktkniv skäktsvärd, common in the sout

Skakteträ skäktkniv skäktsvärd, common in the sout | Skakteträ/skäktkniv/skäktsvärd, common in the south of Sweden for preparing flax.

Photo Skakteträ skäktkniv skäktsvärd, common in the sout - 195428777163276

Skakteträ skäktkniv skäktsvärd, common in the sout - 195428777163276 | Skakteträ/skäktkniv/skäktsvärd, common in the south of Sweden for preparing flax.

Photo Scutching knife for preparing flax

Scutching knife for preparing flax | Scutching knife for preparing flax.

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