The man on the left stands in a stance called Barrier Guard: stand with the left foot forward, hold the sword with hands crossed and with the point forward and pointing down at the ground.
The man on the right stands in a stance called the Hanging Point: stand with the right foot forward, hold the sword with arms outstretched in front of you, with the blade somewhat downward.
See Talhoffer tafel 23, Meyer Page 8 and Page 9 for more on the Barrier Guard and Hanging Point.
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