Pflug (Plow) Guard
A position with the sword held to either side of the body with the pommel near the back hip, with the point aiming at the opponent's chest or face. Plow guard is used to defend against an upwards cut known as Unterhau (under hew).  The depicted Plow Guard is to a more forward postion instead of on the hip, this would be used to meet a more shallow cut.  


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