Epee Fencing Starter Sets
Superior Épée Fencing Starter Sets for Olympic-style Competition
Are you or someone you know interested in taking up the sport of épée fencing? If so, then you are probably wondering what kind of equipment you need — here is an introduction to épée fencing starter sets and an outline of the essential items that come with a starter set for this popular sport.
A basic épée fencing starter set typically includes the following items:
- An épée blade – The blade is the most important component of an épée fencer’s equipment. It must meet specific size and weight specifications outlined by international fencing rules. A good quality blade should be lightweight and flexible yet strong enough to withstand impacts during fencing bouts.
- A mask – The mask protects a fencer’s face from potential injuries caused by impact with an opponent’s blade. Most masks have mesh grills to ensure adequate ventilation and visibility without compromising safety.
- A jacket – Jackets are designed to protect the trunk of a fencer’s body from any potential injuries caused by impact with an opponent’s blade. Jackets come in various sizes, and most are made from durable materials such as nylon or Kevlar for extra protection.
- Gloves – Gloves are worn on both hands to protect them from potential impacts caused by an opponent’s blade. They also provide additional grip when gripping the handle of your weapon.
- Knickers – Knickers are pants that extend to just above the knee and are designed to protect your legs from any potential injuries caused by impact with an opponent’s blade.
In addition to these items, our fencing starter sets include additional protective gear, such as chest protectors for women and plastrons (vests). You will also need fencing shoes that provide extra traction on the surface of a fencing strip, allowing fencers to move quickly while maintaining balance and control over their movements at all times. Shoes should have non-slip soles for maximum grip on slippery surfaces.
Epee fencing starter sets are essential for anyone looking to get started in this exciting sport! They provide everything for beginners—from protective gear such as masks, jackets, gloves, breeches, and shoes—to effective practice sessions or competition bouts. With all these items included in one package, it's easy for new fencers (and their parents) to get started on their journey into the world of épée fencing!