Gerhardt von Hohensee

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Hohensee was a small town in some mountainous region of the German-speaking states around the turn of the seventeenth century, most likely destroyed by somebody during the Thirty Years War, and of which Gerhardt von Hohensee was a member of the local gentry.

For whatever reason, Gerhardt departed his native land for Italy and other parts of Western Europe, probably to pursue his interest in fencing and goodness knows what else he did.

Although historians have managed to recover a page of Gerhardt's memoir, the vast majority of his written work has apparently been lost.

Surviving Excerpt from "A Criticism of Popular Dueling Methods"

There is a particular trende I have observed among the French youth, that of attacking an opponent's foote; and whilst on occasion successful (in a manner of speaking), I cannot recommend this method against any serious adversarie; or, for that matter, against any one wearing shoes. For whilst a barefoote peasant may be prone to such pedary offense, a properly dressed combatant will be quick to punish any cockamamie comportment.

Fencing Style

Evidence suggests that Gerhardt was a proponent of Italian methods.


Vincentio Saviolo, his Practise, 1595

On the Subject of Lawn Care

There are passing references in the literature to another work by Gerhardt on the subject of lawn care, and in particular the removal of knaves therefrom, but no copy of this document is known to have survived.


Amalie device.png Espoused to Amalie von Hohensee

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Barony of Stonemarche:

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East Kingdom:

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Icon FencingMarshal.gif Rapier Marshal-in-Charge, Nottingham NH Practice, Feb 2019 - Feb 2020

Icon FencingMarshal.gif Rapier Marshal-in-Charge, Nashua NH Practice (Outdoors/Seasonal), Aug 2021 - present

Pugnatium Vitae

Northernarmy.gif 69th in Armored Combat, A Market Day at Birka, 2013

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Northernarmy.gif 10th in Rapier, A Market Day at Birka, 2017

Northernarmy.gif 8th in Rapier, A Market Day at Birka, 2018

SM Champ Fencing.jpg Baronessa’s Rapier Champion, Harper's Retreat, 2018

Settmourswamp.png 1st in Rapier, Mudthaw, 2019

Malagentia heraldry.gif 1st in Rapier, Great Northeastern War Heroic Tournament, 2019

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Northernarmy.gif Northern Region Fencing Champion, Harper's Retreat, 2021

EKPopulaceBadge.png Queen's Rapier Champion, East Kingdom Rapier Championships, 2023

Rose.gif 2nd in Rapier, Pennsic Knowne World Roses Tournament, 2023

Special Projects

2019 Bylaws Committee, Barony of Stonemarche

2023 Meet the Fencer Mondays

In Case of Court

Please contact Amalia von Hohensee.

I have lately admired some of the more colorful German scrollwork from the 16th century, e.g.