with it, the said thwart lyne: which lyne, by how much, the longer it is, by so much it maketh the greater circle, as may be seene in this figure.
The Circle of the Shorte weapon.
The Circle of the Pike
Whereby, it is manifest, that the Pike, the longer it is, it frameth the greater circle, and consequently, is more swifte, and therefore maketh the greater passage. The like is to be vnderstood of all other weapons, which the longer they are being moued by the arme, cause the greater edgeblow, and greater passage with the point.
Of the wardes of the Pike.
IN mine opinion, if a man would either strike, or defend with the Pike, he may not otherwise vse it,