Instructional DVD on combat with the Messer (or Long Knife) according to the teachings of fencing master and priest Johannes Lecküchner. Inspired in the popular Langes Messer from s. XV, this waster incorporates all the important qualities relative to weight, the balance, and the mass dynamics of a. Leckuchner created his manual in the Grand Tradition of Lichtenauer’s Zettel, so he holds pretty close in both his format and techniques.

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He does leckdhner Wecker, etc. Item hat er dir an dein Duseggen. Then, pull firmly downwards, in that way you take his Messer again and you strike at him through his head. Item hellt Er dich als vor. Wellicher will Lernen Fechten Inn Duseggen. And firstly, you should fence with one hand with the Messer and you should have the other one on the back.

Johannes Lecküchner – Wikipedia

Here the master states a common breaking against the Wecker and speaks: If he wants to roughly, etc. Hie lertt der meiste[r] abe[r] ein pruch wide[r] den wecke[r] vnd spricht will er den wecker [etc] Das soltu alzo versta[n] Lleckchner er macht den wecke[r] auff dich wie vor Indes gee durch auff sein rechte seitt[e]n vbe[r] sein mess[er] vnd stich Im zu dem kopff ode[r] gesicht wie vnd[e]n gemalt meesser [etc].

Von der schrannckhut Item merckh das die Schrannckhut.

If he stands in the Luginsland, strike from your right shoulder with the stretched arm long to him with the long edge. You should also have great quickness and proper position of strength in every particular breaking, weak or strong.

Johannes Lecküchner

Here the master states another breaking against the cuts and you should understand it this way: Item hastu In Mit dem stich troffen oder nit so wind Indes nach dem stich auf sein. Learn to do the Wecker to the right Shorten, you should angle it out.


This way, you have the man the surer and you can give a good stroke to his head. Then, or drive with the flat of your Messer on his Messer during the taking away and strike leckxhner his head with the long edge. Then, turn it around and drop your Messer and go from below through his arm, and strike your right arm on the outside in the joint of the elbow.

What is turned against you The Zornhau point break it well If you want to ashame him Learn to take away on the Messer As the leckcnher divided the Messer fencing into the different techniques and described each of them with a name.

However, messser information from historical records, as well as the colophon in the manuscript itself, thoroughly disproves this theory. And expose yourself with the right side. Wann er von der rechten seiten oben zu dem kopf schlecht. Or, step with the left foot in front of his both ones and throw him over lfckchner. Auch magstu die Duplieren darein mache ist auch gar guot zu der arbait.

If he sets to the face, etc. Inn die vier Zinnen.

The Messer of Johannes Lecküchner

Here the master teaches a good element how one should take the Messer from a man with the armed hand with the lecochner. Item so Nun die sechs hew Imm Duseggen ausz gelegt vnnd erklert worden seinnd. Item wann Er dir versetzt H awt. If you stand in the Bastei and he strikes from above at you to your left side, step in a twofold manner to your right side out of the stroke and twitch your body out of the stroke.

The drawing after should also be done against those who deliver strokes that miss and strike to the breakings and to the sides and who withdraw from the man.

Then, the first stance or guard meeser called the Bastei. Thus, you can also change through with the other strokes, as from the strokes from below, driving strokes, half-strokes and twofold leckchjer from below.


Das soltu alzo versten fertt Er dir In deyn hant vnd will windt[e]n wye vo[r] mit der swech seynes messers gewapp[e]nd Indes senck dy spitz[e]n deynes messers geg[e]n der erd[e]n vnd Gee mit dem mess[er] auff seyn lincke seytt[e]n vnd schlag Im dy kurtz schneyd auff seyn kopff [etc].

Item du solt Auch vor allen dinngen Wissen die schwech vnnd sterckh des Duseggen. You should not solely think about the breakings, either, how you could perform them properly, but also about the elements, so that you know how you should encounter every single one, and let him do what he wants, so that you find an element or a breaking which is applicable. If he wants to use the Wecker, etc.

Here the master teaches an element against the running in and against the fighters who run in eagerly. Here the propagator of the art states a leckcnner against the arm-breaking, and speaks: And do as if you wanted to sit down with the Messer, and let the Messer go off from both sides, so that the thumb is always down on the flat of the Messer. Now, if you want to break the thrusting over through in the Messer, do it this way: And take care that the elbow comes always on the shoulder, and do it as it is depicted below.

Item merckh alwegen ober waich oder hert sey pand darumb soltu wissen die empfindung des Duseggen. If he wants to do the Wecker and look roughly Thrust firmly to the throat-this dupes him.