Hans Talhoffer was a fencing-master in southern Germany in the 15th century. He is the author several Fechtbücher, illustrated treatises describing methods of fighting with various weapons, including unarmed combat (grappling), dagger, long sword, pole weapons and mounted combat. He is a contemporary of fencing-master Paulus Kal (whose manuscript may contain hints of professional rivalry between the two). Talhoffer taught within the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer.
Oakeshott describes the Type XV as a strongly tapering, acutely pointed blade of flattened diamond cross-section. The sub-type XVa is often longer and slimmer than the Type V, but with the primary difference being the longer grip. This type of sword was referred to as an epée bâtarde or "bastard sword."
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
The Talhoffer is available with a waisted grip at no extra charge.
The Talhoffer is also available with a waisted grip and period half-wire wrap ($200 additional charge.)
Please be sure to specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.
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