|Insights from Historical Artwork
with Bidenhander great-swords in the 16th Century by Franz Brun, Wien (Vienna)
copperplate. On the left side, note the staright aimed Hanging gaurd and the reverse
pommel gripping. On the right side, note the stepping and prepartion for a strong
cut. Note the symetrical footwork enabling balance and power. On the ground
lie two practice rondel daggers with very small ball-points. The child in the back
holds a sword which appears to have just been drawn curved and in two parts.
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