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New Kůnstliches Fechtbuch (Jakob Sutor von Baden)
|New Kůnstliches Fechtbuch|
|New Illustrated Fencing Manual|
Title page of the 1612 edition
|Author(s)||Jakob Sutor von Baden|
|Language||Early New High German|
|Sources||Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst |
des Fechtens (1570)
|Publication date||1612, 1849|
Digital scans (1612)
New Kůnstliches Fechtbuch ("New Illustrated Fencing Manual") is a German fencing manual written by Jakob Sutor von Baden and printed in 1612. This treatise appears to be a condensed, restructured version of the longsword, dussack, side sword, and staff teachings from Joachim Meÿer's 1570 treatise Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens, with the side sword material further expanded based on Michael Hundt's 1611 treatise Ein new Kůnstliches Fechtbuch im Rappier.
Sutor's New Kůnstliches Fechtbuch was printed in Frankfurt am Main by Wilhelm Hoffman in 1612, using woodblock illustrations by an unknown artist. No additional printings are known until Johann Scheible's 1849 publication in Stuttgart, Germany.
There are a few bibliographical references to an earlier edition, possibly printed in Sutor's home of Baden, Germany and illustrated with copper-plates by Jacob de Gheyn III, but no copies of this edition are currently known. Given the extensive use of Hundt's rapier teachings, it could not have been printed before 1611 (unless there is also a missing earlier edition of Hundt's treatise). A single manuscript fragment also exists which may represent the original archetype for Sutor's treatise. Strangely, despite the similar art and text this fragment does not match any device in the 1612 edition, possibly providing another link to the alleged first edition.
|Ir - IVv||Preface by Wilhelm Hoffman|
|1 - 19||Longsword by Jakob Sutor von Baden|
|21 - 36||Dussack by Jakob Sutor von Baden|
|37 - 89||Rapier and other weapons by Jakob Sutor von Baden|
|91 - 107||Staff by Jakob Sutor von Baden|
|77, 108||Flail by Jakob Sutor von Baden|
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|Images||Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen|
|Transcription||Marlon Boettger, Stefan Dieke||Die Freifechter Gesellschaft für Historische Fechtkunst e.V.|