Club steam & electric weapons, wires, masks & gloves

Equipment available, Weapons and Clothing:

The Club has an extensive range of male and female right and left handed fencing equipment.

We supply both weapons and safety clothing for use by our adult and junior beginners, and initially our adult members can use the Club’s equipment for up to a year while they purchase their own, 

There are 3 fencing weapons provided at the Club, the Foil, Epee and Sabre. Supplied in steam, (non-electric), and electric versions, in junior blade sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3, and adult size 5. Steam weapons are used for training, and when visually judging hits in fights. Electric weapons are used when judging hits in fights using the electric scoring apparatus.

We supply both 350N (newton) and 800N (newton) rated clothing, which is the standard required by the BFA (British Fencing Association) our national governing body (NGB). We also provide Foil and Sabre Lames, which are thin metallic jackets worn over the fencing jacket when using the electric scoring apparatus.

While we expect members to purchase their own equipment within a year, we can supply all the items necessary for them to start training and fighting straight away.

Club Dress Code:

The Club operates a dress code, with children being required to wear sports socks, sports trainers, loose fitting track suit trousers with zip, sewn up or no pockets, or fencing breeches and a crew neck T-Shirt.

For those with long hair, hair must not cover the target area, and so be tied up in a low ponytail gathered at the back of the neck so as to fit under the fencing mask. Sweat bands and bandanas can be used to pull hair back, to prevent it falling into the eyes. 

Example of required clothing.

The basic clothing children should wear is:

  • Tracksuit Trousers with zip, no pockets or sewn up pockets
  • T-shirt (crew-neck)
  • Sports Socks
  • Sports Trainers

The basic fencing safety equipment we provide is:

  • The Mask, 350 & 800 newton (available in Extra Small to Large)
  • The Under Plastron, 350 & 800 newton, left or right handed (available in Junior to Large)
  • The Fencing Jacket, 350 newton, left or right handed (available from chest size 32-52)
  • The Glove, left or right handed (available in Extra Small to Large)
  • The Chest Protector, (available in various sizes, for Women only) [shown below]

A Club epee body wire, Women’s chest guard (required for Women only) & foil/sabre body wire

(We do not provide Groin Protectors such as Cricket Boxes for Men but recommend their use)

The Club also provides for its members use full sets of electric fencing equipment for all three weapons, for men and women, left and right handed.

Electric Equipment

  • Steam Foil Equipment

 The electric fencing equipment provided is:

  • The Insulated Foil Mask, 350 newton (available in Extra Small to Medium)
  • The Un-insulated Epee Mask, 350 newton (available in Extra Small to Large)
  • The Electric Sabre Mask, 350 & 800 newton (available in Extra Small to Large)
  • The Foil/Sabre Body Wire
  • The Epee Body Wire
  • The Foil/Sabre Mask Wire
  • The Breeches, 350 newton (available in Small to Large)
  • The Electric Sabre Glove, 800 newton (available in Medium)
  • The Electric French Foil, (available in blade size’s 3 & 5)
  • The Electric French Epee, (available in blade size’s 2 & 5)
  • The Electric Hungarian Sabre, (available in blade size’s 0, 1, 2, & 5)
  • The Foil Lame, for left or right handers (available from chest size 32-52)
  • The Sabre Lame, for left or right handers (available from chest size 32-52)