Translation of Roux chapter on differences between straight and curved weapons
March 6, 2022
Below is the translation of an excerpt from the Wilhelm Roux's, Anweisung Zum Hiebfechten mit graden und krummen Klingen, printed in 1840 in Jena. It descries the differences between the curved sabre and a typical straight bladed pallasch use.
This is part of a bigger series comparing the curved bladed weaponry system in central Europe according to historical sources
Additionally a translation of one chapter is added that treats about the use of the Espadonhieb. It is of secondary role, but is connected to the French cavalry fencing tradition called Espadon and therefore connected to the topic.