In Meyer the slicing off appears more as a way of attacking or defending with slicing movements (as opposed to parrying with a static blade or a percussive strike against the opponent's weapon). This is done from extended arm positions such as Langort with long edge slicing movements to attack or to set aside the opponent's blade.
Slicing off can be performed to both sides; we're told to use it to hold off attacks until we can find advantage.
Application 1: Slicing off to both sides
|Zornhut, left leg forward||Eisenport, right leg forward|
|Passing Step with the right foot, cut a Zornhauw to the upper left opening||Slight Triangle Step to the right with the left foot, catch the blade with the long edge and slice it down toward the ground away to the left, barring ([Sperren]) it.|
|Passing Step with the left foot, cut a Zornhauw to the upper right opening||Passing Step back with the right foot, catch the blade with the long edge and slice it down toward the ground away to the left, barring it, then threaten with the point or pommel.|