End Him Rightly

End Him Rightly

Updated Aug 13, 2019 at 05:31AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Mar 13, 2017 at 11:56AM EDT by Don.

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"End Him Rightly" is an expression translated from the ca. 1430s MS KK5013[3] German fencing manual, which recommends unscrewing the pommel of a bladed weapon to throw at an opponent prior to executing them with a sword. In late 2014, the tactic was popularized in a video by YouTuber Skallagrim Nilsson.


On December 5th, 2014, Nilsson uploaded a video titled "End Him Rightly," in which he describes a tactic outlined in a Medieval fighting manual that recommends unscrewing the pommel of a sword to throw it at an opponent to stun them in order to perform an execution and "end him rightly" (shown below). Within three years, the video gained over 1.14 million views and 6,300 comments.


On October 5th, 2015, YouTuber Shadiversity uploaded a video responding to the "End Him Rightly" tactic, in which he discusses whether or not the tactic was actually a joke (shown below).

On June 27th, 2016, Imgur[1] user iamtheknight14 uploaded a gallery containing the page from the Medieval fighting manual along with GIFs from Nilsson's video (shown below).

リ furSicg.vnd 방cGatt.tty? deh ovlef N

On July 4th, an entry for "end him rightly" was submitted to Urban Dictionary,[4] where it was described as the practice of throwing an unscrewed pommel at an opponent (shown below).

end him rightly The action of unscrewing the pommel of ones sword and throwing it at ones opponent. he offended me,so I had to end him rightly" by An anonymous D-club member July 04, 2016

On March 5th, 2017, Redditor KingKorova1 posted a screenshot of a thrown pommel item from the 2017 fighting game For Honor next to a picture of Nilsson with the caption "heavy breathing" (shown below). Within one week, the post gained over 1,400 points (96% upvoted) and 70 comments on /r/forhonor.[5]

3 |Shiranui Pommel Common Throw distance ! Revenge mode attack (heavy breathing) Revenge gain by injury Dismantle to get: E +9

On March 8th, a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Medieval fighting game Mordahau was released, in which an armored knight is downed by the player unscrewing and throwing the pommel of their sword at the back of his head (shown below). That day, a GIF of the scene was uploaded by Imgur user dannyboy2254. On March 12th, YouTuber Skallagrim uploaded a video reacting to the Mordhau Trailer (shown below, right).

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[1] Imgur – How to End Him Rightly

[2] Imgur – Mordhau

[3] Wiktenauer – Gladiatoria MS KK5013

[4] Urban Dictionary – end him rightly

[5] Reddit – End Him Rightly

[6] Uncyclopedia via Wayback Machine – End Him Rightly

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