"Fechtbüch I.33"

Unknown, - c1280

This remarkable manuscript, simply entitled 'I.33' is comprised of 32 pages consisting of over a hundred ink-and-watercolour drawings, accompanied with Latin text describing the technique of sword & buckler combat. The original author is unknown to this day and the date of the manuscript is still in question, however, it has been dated to the late 13th century, and identified its owner as the secretary of Bishop of Wärzburg.

Released: October 18, 1999
Updated: July 9, 2004