Hutton also describes a sixte like position in his guards section; he doesn't give a specific name for this guard, simply saying that it resembles Sixte. The guard is held with the back edge to the right with the hand held nails up. The blade can be somewhat above or below the horizontal and the point is well offline in readiness for cuts to the opponent's inside.
- Turn the hand inward.
- Move the point offline and up to the right slightly.
- Receive the cut on the back of the sword.