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The Schilhaw (Schielhaw, Schilthaw; "Glancing Hew" or "Squinting Hew"), also called the Schiller, is one of the several hidden strikes mentioned in Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on unarmored long sword fencing.

Primary Sources

Video Interpretations

{{#evp:youtube|KSPv5HlY8Q8|Jake Norwood, Capitol Kunst des Fechtens|left}}

{{#evp:youtube|I_hph7_8MHc|Jake Norwood, Maryland Kunst des Fechtens|left}}

{{#evp:youtube|uhTY5cLB9ZU|Cory Winslow, Medieval European Martial Arts Guild|left}}

{{#evp:youtube|uK051mVdHxE|Mike Edelson, New York Historical Fencing Association|left}}

{{#evp:youtube|e2qRJfthhBo|Hugh Knight, Die Schlachtschule|left}}


  1. Talhoffer adds an additional couplet: [4r] "So machst du in wol betöwben / Die faller in kunst berowben"
  2. The comment ends here and remains unfinished.
  3. Inserted in margin.
  4. Squint here means “an askew glance”, referring to both the sword's direction of travel and also the use of deception with the eyes with this hew.
  5. Leger - guards
  6. Versetzen - parrying
  7. Vienna omits
  8. Augsburg II: notable
  9. Augsburg II: aborts during the cut of your sword
  10. Vienna: omits this line