Knightly Combat of Fiore dei Liberi

Breaking the thrust

This style of combat is taught by Fiore dei Liberi in his book Fior di Battaglia (the Flower of Battle). His fighting system incorporates material on wrestling, dagger play, sword in one hand, in two hands, in armour and without, as well as spears, pollaxe, clubs, and even on horseback.

The primary weapon in the system is the longsword, a sword with a simple cruciform hilt and a long blade, suitable for use in two hands or one.