What are the Modern Fencing Weapons?

Overview There are three weapons in modern fencing, each with different rules and target areas: •  Foil is the foremost training weapon •  Epée is…

Weapons: Foil

The oldest of the three competitive weapons is the foil. The foil is a thrusting weapon, up to 500 grams (1.1 lbs). It…

Weapons: Sabre

The sabre can score by hitting with the edge as well as the point. Target area for sabre is the body above the…

Weapons: Epée

The Epée, like the foil, is a point-only weapon. Unlike foil and sabre, the entire body is target in Epée, and there are…

Weapons: The Target Areas

The respective target area for each weapon reflects its’ origins: for Foil, as a former training weapon – the trunk of the body…