Right shoulder

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Right shoulder (Original Latin: Humero dextrali) is a term used to describe a type of high guard or ward in historical swordfighting.

Arming Sword and Buckler

The term is applied to the ward relating to the 2nd Ward of the Royal Armouries MS I.33 although the term itself is not used in the manuscript.

The 2nd ward is taken up by standing left foot forward, buckler held out facing the opponent. The sword is held in the right hand, hilt just in front of the right shoulder with the long edge facing up and the point down and towards the rear.


The counters most appropriate to adopt against this ward are: