Insights from Historical Artwork

Stylized rendition of sword & buckler practice/fighting. Note the distance, the footwork, the use of both extended and pulled-in bucklers, and the delivery of blows from raised and pulled back motions. - The fighting minnesänger, Wilhelm van Schürfenburg, c. 1300, Manessische Handschrif, 1325.

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