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Epee Fencing Equipment

Épée fencing is a popular sport that requires precision and finesse — as such, having the right equipment can make a huge difference in your performance. Morehouse Fencing Gear knows what it takes to win and provides a 90-day satisfaction guarantee for all purchases, including your épée fencing equipment purchase.
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Epee Fencing Mask

#1 Épée Fencing Equipment for Olympic-style Competition

What pieces of épée fencing gear do you need? Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know about épée equipment.

Épée in Fencing

The first thing to understand when it comes to épée fencing is that it is one of three different styles of competition and has unique weapons used in this sport. The épée (the French word for “sword”) is the heaviest of the three different weapons and is used mainly by experienced fencers looking for a more physically demanding form of competition.

Épée Protective Gear

When it comes to protective gear, you need several essential pieces before participating in any fencing event or tournament. These include a mask (or face guard), Underplastron (underarm protector), chest protector for females (also known as a plastron), jacket, breeches (or knickers), weapon gloves, and knee-high socks or gaiters. All these items should be made from durable materials that can withstand impacts without compromising your safety or mobility. Additionally, all participating fencers must wear long trousers underneath their jackets to protect against accidental cuts caused by their swords at close range.

Weapons and Equipment

Finally, let’s look at some weapons and other equipment necessary for épée fencing. First up is an épée sword itself; this should be lightweight yet durable enough to withstand heavy impacts without breaking or bending during play. You would be all set if you are doing non-electric or dry fencing. If you are doing electric fencing, there should also be a body cord connecting your sword with an electronic scoring box (which records each hit). In addition, you will need at least one set of spare blades in case your sword breaks mid-game or needs adjusting/repairing after prolonged use.

There are several essential pieces of fencing equipment required for épée fencing – from protective gear like masks and chest protectors to weapons like swords and body cords – that every aspiring fencer should familiarize themselves with before participating in any competition or tournament. With all these items in place, you’ll be ready to start practicing your skills.

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