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Swordwork

In our study of Swordwork we are investigating a number of what are called fechtbuchen ("fight book" in German, the language of many of the survivals).
   For the use of sword and buckler we are studying a manual that is in the possession of the Royal Armouries of England which is believed to date from before 1300.

Here are the seven basic "Wards," which according to the manual's author are the positions in which a practitioner will most frequently find himself.