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The Zornhaw (Czornhaw, Tzoharn; "Wrath-Hew") is one of the several hidden strikes mentioned in Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on unarmored long sword fencing.

Primary Sources

Video Interpretations

Colin Richards, Arts of Mars Academy
Anton Kohutovič, Gesellschaft Lichtenawers
Hugh Knight, Die Schlachtschule
Sébastien Le Gaillard, la Section Escrime Médiévale de l'USAE
Lukas Žehart


  1. Thrust exchange from the bind.
  2. Striking the wrist and arms.
  3. vorreben?
  4. "As painted hereafter" added in the Krakow.
  5. ober is an adjective, oben is an adverb.
  6. R. "the".
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Clause omitted from the Dresden.
  8. "This is" omitted from the Dresden.
  9. abrucken: "removere" (remove), "absetzen" (offset).
  10. D. wider[sic]: "again".
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  13. D. "the".
  14. D. bind: "bind-in".
  15. R. Jun ger [sic].
  16. R. dem krieg: "the war".
  17. D. hurten: "to rush".
  18. Indes - Both within and during
  19. I changed this from the passive voice to the active, because it sounds weird. literally: "The war is not prone to you."
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 versetzen: to parry, oppose, transpose
  21. 21.0 21.1 As in to serve in the military or to serve without obligation or to submit
  22. come upon, encounter
  23. to lighten, to weaken, to make small, to weaken, to make inferior.
  24. damaged, you can see the top of the d.