Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hans Thalhofer, Fechtbuch von 1467

Hans Thalhofer
Fechtbuch von 1467 - BSB Cod.icon. 394 a

Hans Talhoffer (Dalhover, Talhouer, Thalhoffer, Talhofer) was a 15th century German fencing master. His martial lineage is unknown, but his writings make it clear that he had some connection to the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer, the grand master of the German school of fencing. Talhoffer was a well educated man, who took interest in astrology, mathematics, onomastics, and the auctoritas and the ratio. He authored at least five fencing manuals during the course of his career, and appears to have made his living teaching, including training people for trial by combat.
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These images are just a few taken from the section on "Mounted Sword Play".

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