c. 1500: Sword Fighting Manual Chris June 11, 2012 1700-1799, War 3 CommentsFavourited 991 times Add to favourites Source: State Library of Berlin via La Boite Verte 3 Responses Cr. Mass June 11, 2012 This reminds me a lot of the works of the 1400′s celebrity of fencing, Hans Talhoffer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Talhoffer) – just that it looks like a rather hasty copy of his more detailed drawings. Reply Al Fabrizio June 11, 2012 Those are really neat. I’d never known that handling the sword with 2 hands in various maneuvers was part of its usage. Cool stuff. Reply Wim June 12, 2012 The one below in #4: “Even in battle, your opponent will be surprised and baffled when you present him with some nice little snacks and a small bag of sweets. In the time he needs to react to your kidness you can poke him in the eye with your sword.” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.