Fiore’s dagger postas describe dagger and body positions. These poses are generally momentary during a fight and can be executed with a wide variety of foot positions and weight bias. One particular pose is shown when the posta is described, but alternative poses are frequently used during plays that use the posta. Think of the postas as zones rather than poses to be meticulously duplicated.
One way to drill your understanding of the postas is to use our Sword in Armor and Dagger flash cards. The illustrations are from the Getty museum’s copy of Fiore’s book.
Tutta Porta Di Ferro Sempia/Full Iron Gate -Simple
Mezzana Porta Di Ferro Doppia/Middle Iron Gate -Doubled
Tutta Porta Di Ferro Doppia/Full Iron Gate -Doubled
Mezza Porta Di Ferro Doppia et Incrosada/Half Iron Gate Doubled and Crossed
Tutta Porta Di Ferro Incrosada/Full Iron Gate -Crossed