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Presented here is a single section from Christian Egenolph's Fechtbuch, cca. 1529. This manual consists of instruction in long sword, messer, knife, staff and unarmed combat. We have chosen to concentrate on the staff section due to the rarity of materials that cover historical European staff combat and because this is one of the earliest known examples.
This document has been translated from the original Gothic script.