Liechtenauer's Armoured Fencing
(Kampffechten or Harnischfechten)

The following is a translation of Johannes Liechtenauer's armoured fencing treatise as recorded in the Codex 1449 manuscript compiled by Peter von Danzig in 1452 (Danzig's fechtbuch).

This treatise was transcribed by Grzegorz Zabinsky, made available by Die Freifechter, and translated by Mike Rasmusson.

Some pages of this text are linked to corresponding images in the Goliath version of the treatise. These are noted in green text.

Note that the expression "shortened sword" refers to "half sword" and not the short or arming sword.

Plates 53r - 62v
Plates 63r - 72r

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