Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVa)
is named for Fiore dei Liberi, a swordmaster born to a knightly family
in Cividale del Friuli sometime around 1340 or 1350. As a young man, Fiore
trained under many Italian and German masters. Fiore had been practicing
the art of swordsmanship for forty years when he began writing his treatise
Fior di Bataglia, or Flower of Battle, (ca 1409) exists today in three
manuscripts, named for the collections or libraries in which they were
or are now kept: Bob Charron, of St.
Martin's Academy, is currently assisting in the translation of the
Getty-Ludwig copy of the manuscript.
Oakeshott describes the Type XV as a strongly tapering, acutely pointed
blade of flattened diamond cross-section. The sub-type XVa is often longer
and slimmer than the Type XV, but with the primary difference being the
longer grip. This type of sword was referred to as an epée bâtarde or
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 1,000 collectible swords worldwide.
Fiore is also available with a period half-wire wrap ($200 additional
Please be sure to
specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.
Overall length: 46.25" (117.5 cm)
Blade length: 36.5" (92.7 cm)
Blade width: 1.875" (4.76 cm)
CoG: 3.875" (9.8 cm)
CoP: 22" (55.9 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 6.2 oz (1.5 kg)
can customize your sword's grip color -- see the
standard grip colors here.
The Fiore (Type XVa)...
Fiore with Half-wire Wrap (Type XVa)...
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!