Art of The Sword - ''Finestra''

  • Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The defensive position known as The Finestra, was a common tactic in Germany, Italy and France around the 15th Century – and until the “end” of the use of the “Big Bladed” weapons. In application, the Swordsman positions his legs shoulder length apart with knees bent slightly. The Right Arm(strong arm) was raised slight over and above the Right eyebrow, with the blade normally pointing outward towards an Enemy. The Left arm was brought over the Chest, with the Left Hand held in a stability position to steady the Blade. This Position was designed for quick thrusts to the head, neck and upper chest of an Enemy, with the option of being used as a downward thrust and slash – if needed.