Yet another Fiore video

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  1. Langenschwert

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    This latest one shows, as far as I can tell, all of Fiore's techniques with the longsword held in one and two hands. Nice and dynamic.


     
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    Very nicely done.
     
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    Did people fight without shields like this often? This is just asking for death or serious wounding that should lead to death.
     
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    By the time Fiore recorded his art, typical "knightly" shields were obsolete due to better armour. Fiore does say that fighting a duel without armour as the video shows is exceptionally dangerous, where "one failed cover can mean death". Bucklers were used for quite some time after this, and other later Italian sources detail the use of the rotella, a large round shield.
     
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