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Pieces you can use in a time of need

Postby Reinier » 08 Mar 2014 19:08

Heussler was an interesting dude - a book printer leaving his shop to his wife to become a mercenary, who wrote a treatise on rapier fencing that he kept reprinting in different forms.

In this treatise, at least in the 1615 and 1617 versions, he has a section with the title "Keep these pieces recorded after this in mind, so that you can use them for defense when in need (may God prevent this)" which contains 43 lessons for real fighting.
These I have translated and you can now find that translation here:
http://www.bruchius.com/docs/Heussler%2 ... %20RvN.pdf
…en A alſoo liggende kan aen B, ſonder eenigh beletſel, met de zijde van ſijn hooft, op het aengeſicht van B, ſoo veel ſtoten als hy begeert. – Nicolaes Petter, 1674.

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Re: Pieces you can use in a time of need

Postby MEversbergII » 08 Mar 2014 20:36

Bedankt! I shall add it to the collection...

When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat,
The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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Re: Pieces you can use in a time of need

Postby admin » 08 Mar 2014 22:11

This looks great, thank you - looking forward to getting the chance to read it.

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Re: Pieces you can use in a time of need

Postby Carletto » 21 Mar 2014 21:38

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