Insights from Historical Artwork

From a 1616 German text on pike & musketry by prolific militray writer Johann Jacobi von Wallhausen. 
Note the blade styles, essentially sturdy military cut & thrust swords, Reitschwert, Degen, or arming swords, field swords, shorte swerds.  Note the face grab, the leg grab and the slashing push.  Not ealso teh body posture, blade positions, and hand actions.  Their horses are dead.

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