Friday, October 22, 2010

How to Hold a Lance

Another interesting blog post from a historical reenactor with copious primary-source citations: How to hold a lance on foot for single combat.

One of the excellent sources: The 1459 "Fight Book" by Hans Talhoffer:

http://www.thearma.org/Fight-Earnestly.htm


1 comment:

  1. The color plates of hand-to-hand combat in the PDF linked from that page are excellent--sometimes horrifying and occasionally very funny. A few of them could be read as sequential art, particularly the "how to fight a guy standing in a hole" ones.

    Also, the guy on page 299 will be my next PC portrait.

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