The Weapons

Last but certainly not least, is the weapon of your choice. Within each discipline, there is much choice for a weapon, including size, weight, flexibility, and durability.


The foil used by fencers today is the modern version of the original practice weapon used by nobility to train for duels.  It all evolved…

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While a special version of the foil was developed for practice, another type of sword was created for duelling. The blade had a triangular cross-section,…

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Sabre is the fastest and most aggressive of the weapons, though still requires cunning and tactics. Unlike Epée and foil, points are scored through a…

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