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Hande Trucken

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Hande Trucken (Hendtrucken, Hande drucken, pressing the hands) is one of the 17 Hauptstucke in the recital of Johannes Liechtenauer, and means to slice against an opponents wrists, typically done after disengaging from a bind. The technique is featured throughout the German fencing tradition.

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Sword Carolina (2015)


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  1. Talhoffer adds four additional verses: "und gang nach an den man / stoss mit dem ghiltz schon / wiltu denn nit schallen / so hastu zway eynfallen".
  2. Text adds an additional couplet: "von die dein schneid wend / zu der flech durch die hend".
  3. Text adds an additional couplet: "von di[r] dein schneid wend / zu der flech durch die hend".
  4. Text adds an additional couplet: "von dir dein schneid wend / zu der flech durch die handt."
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  6. G. "your".
  7. "With that" omitted from the Dresden.
  8. "With the cut" omitted from the Augsburg and the Glasgow.
  9. Clause omitted from the Augsburg and the Glasgow.
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  11. Remainder of fragments from Rast Fechtbuch (Reichsstadt "Schätze" Nr. 82), ff 13r-14v