La Delivrance

The recruit must be carefully and sedulously taught when meeting the enemy, even at a trot or canter, to use no force whatever, otherwise his sword will bury itself to the hilt…

Emile Guillaume's La Delivrance, Henly's Corner, Finchley, Barnet, N3

…and the swordsman will either be dragged from his horse, or will be compelled to drop his weapon — if he can.

From Richard Francis Burton’s A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry (1876)

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