“…eyn Grunt und Kern aller Künsten des Fechtens”: The Long Sword Gloss of GNM Manuscript 3227a
The long sword gloss in GNM manuscript 3227a is one of the most important texts in the Liechtenauer tradition. This is beyond question. It presents a teaching that is unique in the tradition, more focused on ideas and concepts than on individual plays or techniques. In this way, it is the perfect companion to the more action-oriented glosses of other masters like Sigmund ain Ringeck, Pseudo-Peter von Danzig, and Jud Lew. This book seeks to present these teachings in a new light, with an original translation that will hopefully be easier to read and understand than existing offerings. In this way, it will hopefully reveal this important text to a wider audience.