Christian H. Tobler wrote:I might be misunderstanding you Mike, but are you saying your Krump doesn't cut downward? If so, I'd say that's a problem - 3227a explicitly describes the Krumphau as an Oberhau.
If instead, you're striking down and towards him (obliquely), then I can see it both working and fulfilling the text.
All the best,
It cuts down, eventually, but it is also effective at any point in the arc. I never meant for this mechanic to replace the other one, merely to be used in addition to it. The reason I like it is it makes the krumphau significantly faster from schrankhut and therefore more effective from that guard. It also pushes the oncomming blade directly away from you (when striking the blade or hands) making it safer. Finally, it is easier to maintain edge alignment throughout the full arc.
I'd say it's no more or less of an oberhau than the regular krumphau from schrankhut.