Monday, 27 October 2014

Five reasons why DDS German Longsword Tuesday uses a lower Vom Tag

Ringeck early 1500s
There are, of course, several ways people did Vom Tag - Keith Farrel & Alex Bourdas have a whole section in their excellent book German Longsword Study Guide.

We, however do the lower one with the cross guard hovering just above or below the armpit, and the pommel -- on longer swords - round about the high medieval waistline.

We do this because our style comes from the Von Danzig family of texts and think the evidence points to this.

[Edited because I made Claire G sound too certain.]