Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Notes on Mutieren

Research for 21/2/11 - Mutieren

Modern definition of Mutieren:
A  long sword  technique,  employed  from  a bind, whereby one winds the sword so that one's point comes down on  the  opposite  side  on  the  opponent's  blade  to  thrust  to  a lower opening.' 
Christian Tobler, Secrets of Medieval German Swordsmanship, p. 380

Dobringer 25R -
 'If you wish to take revenge, then artfully break the four openings. Above double [Duplier] and below rightfully change [Mutier]. I say truly that no man can defend himself without danger and if you have understood this then he cannot come to blows.'

Ringeck 23v-24v -
'When you bind against his sword with an Oberhau or something similar, so wind the short edge against his sword and go up in an orderly fashion with the arms; and hang your sword blade over his sword on the outside and thrust into him through the lower openings. This can be done on both sides.'

Von Danzig 13R? -
'How one shall drive transforming to both sides
When you have struck him strongly above to the head from your right shoulder, if he displaces and is weak on the sword, then wind the short edge on his sword to your left side and, driving well up with your arms, drive your sword's blade high over his sword and stab his lower opening.
When you have struck high to his head from your left side and he displaces and is weak on the sword, then drive up with your arms and hang the point over his sword from above and stab to his second opening. Thus you will drive the two elements from all strikes as you find him weak and strong on the sword.
Thus are fencing and work with the sword retained to be praised.'
Is this mutieren? Picture from Goliath (MS Germ.Quart.2020 16V)
Edit: No, that was not Mutieren. This is:
MS Germ.Quart.2020 17v


  1. I think this is:

  2. Have it in colour - Wiktenauer had it next to the next page, for some reason:
    Oh man! Fur hat, red and white doublet and green hose? Gok Wan would approve...