German Sabre of the Berliner Turnschuleby Jeremy Steflik
The fencing style of the Berliner Turnschule developed with close ties
to the Prussian military early in the 19th century. Variations of the
style are found in manuals spanning more than 80 years and its
terminology can still be found to some extent in modern German sport and
academic fencing. In his 1843 manual, Ernst Friedrich Seidler adapts
the style for the cavalry weapons of the day: the heavily curved m1811
light cavalry sabre and the straight-bladed Kürassierdegen of the heavy
Presented here for the first time in English, Seidler's Fechten mit dem
Säbel und dem Kürassierdegen, together with translations of selected
sections of E.W.B. Eiselen's Deutsche Hiebfechten der Berliner
Turnschule, gives an introduction to a unique sabre system and a glimpse
into the larger Berliner Turnschule tradition.
Date: July 28, 2018
Dimensions: 9" x 6"
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