Fiore sword is based on a classical examples of the Oakeshott's type XVa, a late-XIV – early XVth century invention designed for better thrusting
and agility of the point. Swords of this type, contemporary with the development of full plate armor in Western Europe, are featured in the il Fior di
Battaglia treatise of the famous Fiore delli Liberi, master of arms and a teacher of knights, who left us one of the first books on the matter of fencing.
Hence, this sword bears his name and designed specially to accommodate his techniques – using a sword on foot and in the saddle, in one and two hands,
easily switching to halfswording and grappling, and of course it fits for unarmored and armored combat styles.
One of the swords that inspired this magnificent creation is a famous sword of the of Edward Woodstock, known to history as the Black Prince.
Sword is made light with edges gradually narrowing down to a point, and the whole blade is supported by a pronounced midrib that gives the blade stiffness
and prevents breaking.
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