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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}}

References

  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. As a thief would break into a house.
  6. Word omitted from the Glasgow and the Rostock.
  7. Word is doubled in the Glasgow.
  8. annehmen: receive, accept, take up, assume, claim, obtain, etc.
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named word-r
  10. "Into the weak of his sword" omitted from the Rostock
  11. "Upright, elevated, straight, at a right angle"; Glasgow gives auff gerackten, which may be a misspelling of pPvD's aus gestrackten, "out-stretched".
  12. "With upright arms… right shoulder" omitted from the Rostock.
  13. Clause omitted from the Dresden and the Glasgow.
  14. R. "pictured here".
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named clause-d
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Word omitted from the Glasgow.
  17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named sentence-r
  18. Corrected from »seiner«.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named word-d
  20. S. bestetigstu: "to plant".
  21. G. abent: "evening", clearly an error; Medel: anwinden: "winding-upon".
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named word-dg
  23. "To his point" omitted from the Rostock.
  24. "To his point" omitted from the Glasgow.
  25. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named clause-dr
  26. S. "You may also do this".
  27. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named word-s
  28. "A free over-hew" omitted from the Dresden and the Glasgow.
  29. "With the visage" omitted from the Salzburg.
  30. "To his head" omitted from the Dresden and the Glasgow.
  31. D., G. "the head".
  32. G. "Guard yourself displacing crossed in front".
  33. D. instead continues "that the four displacings, they are the four hews".
  34. Setzen", possibly a shortening of versetzen, "displaces".
  35. D. "oxen".
  36. S. other.
  37. "they allow the... do not parry" omitted from the Dresden and Glasgow.
  38. S. Item
  39. R. "This is when one displaces your over-hew"; S. "If your over-hew is parried and it comes nearing upon him".
  40. D. "in front of".
  41. G., S. versetzte: "shifted, misplaced, displaced, parried".
  42. Word omitted from the Dresden, the Glasgow, and the Rostock.
  43. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named clause-drs
  44. 44.0 44.1 Codex Speyer (MS M.I.29), f 31r
  45. "And wrench… his below" omitted from the Dresden and the Glasgow.
  46. "The head" omitted from the Salzburg.
  47. Clause omitted from the Dresden and the Salzburg.
  48. S. "also".
  49. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named di-d
  50. G. mit dem schwert: "with the sword".
  51. D. "grasp with the sword".
  52. G. magst: "may".
  53. G. "the".
  54. Leger - guards
  55. Versetzen - parrying
  56. Vienna omits
  57. Augsburg II: notable
  58. Augsburg II: aborts during the cut of your sword
  59. Vienna: omits this line