Other Resources

Here are some other good Fiore resources:

Recommended Fiore Books

Il Fior Di Battaglia: MS Ludwig XV 13 (Italian Edition), Fiore Dei Liberi , ISBN 978-9527157114, $30. Buy it on Amazon

This is an excellent reproduction of the Getty version of Fiore’s book. Crisp illustrations, easy to read text (if you read medieval Italian).  I strongly recommend having a copy of the primary source material if you are studying this system.

Fiore dei Liberi’s Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior Di Battaglia, Charrette, Robert N., ISBN: 978-0-9825911-7-8, $40. Buy it on Amazon

This is the main interpretation that our group works from. Very well adapted English explanations with lots of photographs from different angles. Highly recommended!

Buy it from Freelance Academy Press

Guy Windsor’s series dives a bit deeper into Fiore and are excellent.

Mastering the Art of Arms Vol 1: The Medieval Dagger , Windsor, Guy,  ISBN: 978-1937439033, $24. Buy it on Amazon
Mastering the Art of Arms, Vol. 2: The Medieval Longsword, Windsor, Guy,  ISBN: 978-9526819327, $30. Buy it on Amazon
Mastering the Art of Arms, Vol. 3: Advanced Longsword: Form and Function, Windsor, Guy,  ISBN: 978-9527157060, $30. Buy it on Amazon

Fiore de’ Liberi’s Fior di Battaglia , Leoni, Tom, ASIN: B009ALJ5T2, $50. Buy it on Amazon

Tom Leoni created an excellent translation of the Getty version of Fiore’s book. The Amazon link above is the only source I can find to purchase a copy.

The Flower of Battle: MS Ludwig XV13, Hatcher, Colin and Mellow, Tracy, ISBN 978-0984771684, $40. Buy it on Amazon

Hatcher’s translation is combined with illustrations from the Getty to produce a copy of Fiore’s manual as if it were written in modern English.

A bibliography of more rapier books with short reviews and links to purchase


Wiktenauer Fantastic repository of European historic marshal arts references
Guy Windsor’s Fiore website
Guy Windsor’s Youtube channel
Il Fior di Battaglia on the Getty Museum’s website
Il Fior di Battaglia on the Morgan Library and Museum’s website
International Armizare Society
Atlantian A&S Links Page

Phone Apps

Pocket Armizare: Android Play Store Web version

Swords and Daggers


Plastic Roundel Daggers
Plastic Longsword
Wooden and synthetic longsword wasters

Facebook Groups

Scholars of Fiore dei Liberi
SCA Historical Fencing