Jakob Sutor von Baden, "Neu Künstliches Fechtbüch...", 1612

About the Fechtbüch

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Sutor's "Neu Künstliches Fechtbuch" was originally written in Frankfurt in 1612 and then republished by Wilhelm Hoffman in Stuttgart in 1849. He begins his work with 16 pages covering the "langen schwerdt" or long sword. These include the classic guards and a few pages devoted to grappling techniques. He follows this with coverage of the "Dusaken" or dusack. It is essentially, a large, elongated "meat cleaver", one sharp edge, slightly curved blade with an integral hand grip. It has a certain resemblance to a large machete. His works concludes with ample coverage of the rapier, rapier and dagger trailing with a few pages covering pole-weapons.

Vom langen Schwerdt (long sword)

Vom Dusaken (dusack)

Vom Rappier (rapier)

Vom der Gtangen (pole-weapons)

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Other References or Sources:

  1. Google books. Jakob Sutor's künstliches Fechtbuch.... Last accessed November 3, 2009.
  2. Peter Valentine. "Neu Künstliches Fechtbüch...". pdf file, 3.61MB
  3. Credits: This is version 1.0 of the on-line version of this book. It was initially typed in from a facsimile of the Matthey edition by Steve Hick. has lightly proofread it, correcting any obvious errors. However, many subtle errors and missing paragraphs probably remain. Please report any errors you discover to Greg.
  4. With the permission of Freifechter, the longsword section of the fechtbuch was translated by (AEMMA) using a modern text transcription by Freifechter which is available online on their website.
  5. schielhau.org. "Neu Künstliches Fechtbüch...". An English translation of Sutor, by . Last accessed November 4, 2009.

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Released: October 14, 1999 / Last updated: November 4, 2009