Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Buraimi Oman, on the border with the UAE
The Blade. Depending on which sword school we are looking at the blade could be divided into many more parts than the usual three:
1. The Foible. The part near the blade.
2. The Terzo. The mid section between Foible and Forte.
3. The Forte. The part nearest the hilt.
The Foible (Feeble) is considered the weakest section whilst the strongest is the Forte (Fortified or Strongest).
Some schools especially Rapier divide into as many as 12 parts for refined skewering techniques! whilst 6 or 9 sections is not unusual.