Albion The Fiore Sword
This bastard sword sword 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 on defence; the Fior di Bataglia, (Flower of Battle, ca. 1409). His manuscripts are among the collection of surviving works that are invaluable to modern day students of the sword.
The Fiore has a hand ground high carbon steel blade is tempered for flexibility and edge retention. The crossguard and pommel are cast from mild steel. The grip is cord-wrapped wood fitted over with tight leather.