The parry of High Seconde stops Cut 5.
Hutton describes this as an engaging guard as well as a simple parry. A high seconde position,this allows rapid a moulinet Cut 1 but fatigues the shoulder. It was a popular sport fencing guard in Hutton's time in certain areas. Unlike prime it does not cross the line from right to left, but rather guards the outside line.
- Raise the hand to should level
- Let the blade hang down nearly vertical, edge to the right front.
- Receive the cut on the forte as near to the shell as possible.