I.33 is the oldest known fechtbuch. It was written in Germany
around 1300 and is now kept at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Its
author, a cleric named Lutger, presents a sophisticated tactical
approach for unarmoured combat with sword and buckler.
Curiously, the manuscript also includes depictions of a mysterious
fighting woman named Walpurgis. I.33 is DIMICATOR's main source for historical swordsmanship. Learn more at this website: