Equipment

Equipment available, Clothing and Weapons:

The Club has an extensive range of fencing equipment, both weapons and safety clothing available for use by its adult and junior members.

There are 3 fencing weapons used, the Foil, Epee and Sabre, and we supply both steam, (non-electric), and electric versions, in blade sizes 2, 3 and 5. The steam weapons being used for training, and when judges are used to visually score hits in fights, the electric weapons are used when judging fights using the electric scoring apparatus.

We also supply 350N (newton) and 800N (newton) rated clothing, which is the standard required by the BFA (British Fencing Association) our national governing body (NGB).

The basic fencing equipment used consists of the Fencing Mask, (to protect the face and head), Under Plastron, (worn under the jacket to protect the sword arm), Jacket, (worn over the body to protect it) and Glove, (to protect the hand and cover the open sleeve). Added to this beginners can initially wear tracksuit bottoms and trainers, and later progress to wearing Fencing Breeches, (to protect the upper leg), and Long Socks, (to protect the lower leg). We also provide Foil and Sabre Lames, which are thin metallic jackets worn over the fencing jacket when using the electric scoring apparatus.

While most fencers will want to acquire their own equipment eventually, we can supply members with all the items necessary for them to start training and fighting straight away.

However, we do ask that beginners dress appropriately and require the following:

  • Tracksuit or Jogging Trousers with zip pockets only
  • T-shirt (preferably crew-neck)
  • Trainers or Squash Shoes

The basic fencing safety equipment we provide is:

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

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

The picture below shows a full set of the Clubs steam French foil equipment, comprising a basic 350n fencing jacket, 800n under plastron, 350n steam foil mask, glove & steam French foil.

The Club can also provide its members with the use of full sets of electric fencing equipment for all three fencing weapons for men or women, left and right handed if needed.

The electric fencing equipment we provide is:

  • The Insulated Foil Mask, 350 newton (available in Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large)
  • The Un-insulated Epee Mask, 350 newton (available in Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large)
  • The Electric Sabre Mask, 350 & 800 newton (available in Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large)
  • The Foil/Sabre Body Wire
  • The Epee Body Wire
  • The Sabre Mask Wire
  • The Breeches, 350 newton (available in Small, Medium & Large)
  • The Electric Sabre Glove, 800 newton (available in Medium)
  • The Electric French Foil, (available in blade size’s 3 and 5)
  • The Electric French Epee, (available in blade size’s 2 and 5)
  • The Electric Hungarian Sabre, (available in blade size’s 2 and 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)

This picture shows a full set of the Clubs electric sabre equipment. This comprises a basic 350n fencing jacket, 350n fencing breeches, 800n under plastron, 350n/800n electric sabre mask, 800n electric sabre glove and electric Hungarian sabre.

This picture shows a full set of the Clubs electric epee equipment. This comprises a basic 350n fencing jacket, 350n fencing breeches, 800n under plastron, 350n un-insulated epee mask, glove and electric French epee.

This picture shows a full set of the Clubs electric foil equipment, comprising a basic 350n fencing jacket, 350n fencing breeches, 800n under plastron, 350n insulated foil mask, glove and electric French foil.

This picture shows a women’s chest protector, required for both steam and electric fencing, with an epee body wire on the left and a foil/sabre body wire on the right.

The picture below shows a mix of Club equipment in a Club fencing bag.

All weapons are available in adult blade size 5 and junior blade sizes 2 and 3, for left and right handers, both steam and electric.