Category Archives: Fiore de Liberi

Interpreting Fiore – Crown and Garter

These are some notes from Schola San Marco’s Fiore Seminar in November 2013. Crown The crown represents the master who is introducing the start of a section. Garter The garter is used to indicate who is acting in the play. … Continue reading

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Fiore Dagger – Fourth Master, Third Play

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Fiore Swords, Longer and Shorter Than I Thought

These are notes from Schola San Marco’s Fiore Seminar in November 2013. I was under the impression that Fiore used a single sword for both one and two handed work. After reviewing some high resolution Getty scans the instructor convinced … Continue reading

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The Role of Filippo Vadi in the dei Liberi Tradition, Pt. I

Part of Vadi’s goal may have been to show his art as unique, which is certainly how he promoted his work to the court of Urbino. Another possibility is that all of these guards likely originated from older sources. The … Continue reading

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Fiore de’i Liberi on Weapon Choice

These passages are from the Wiktenauer translation of Fiore de’i Liberi, This sword passes for a sword and for an ax, and should not be edged from the guard down to one somessoa from the point, and the point should … Continue reading

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Fiore dei Liberi’s Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior di Battaglia

Fiore dei Liberi’s Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior di Battaglia

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Fiore Text Translation by Tom Leoni

Fiore Text Translation by Tom Leoni : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

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