The standard fencing saber mask from Morehouse Fencing Gear is designed for the utmost protection and comfort of the wearer. This mask offers unrestricted vision and enhanced breath-ability for tournaments and practice.
Features and Notes:
- 350 Newton protection against punctures and blows
- Suitable for electric fencing
Whether you are starting a new style of fencing or simply need to replace your mask, we provide the premier fencing masks for beginning to skilled Olympic-style competition. You’ll appreciate the high-quality gear for training. Your mask will be customizable, so review the fit with your coach after your order arrives. Morehouse Fencing Gear knows what it takes to win and provides a 90-day satisfaction guarantee for all purchases.
#1 Sabre Fencing Mask for Olympic-style Competition
When purchasing your sabre fencing mask, you must have the proper fit for the appropriate match style. Generally, kids should fit in an XS or S, women will work in a S or M, and men will use a M or L. Be sure to review the sizing guide, and if it is your first time purchasing, discuss your training needs with your coach before selecting from our fencing masks.
Finding the right sabre fencing mask fit
Varying techniques require a different fencing mask for protection and accessories. With beginning épée fencing masks, you will be prepared for non-electric fencing in a beginner class. Our foil fencing masks are still for non-electric or dry fencing. The sabre fencing mask is suitable for electric fencing. All our masks offer unrestricted vision, breathability, and comfort. A proper fit for your fencing mask is imperative to ensure optimal comfort, safety, and performance. Here are some steps To find the right sabre fencing mask fit.
- Measure your head circumference. Using a tape measure, find the spot just above the eyebrows that is the widest part—measuring your head in centimeters.
- Be sure to look at the fencing mask measuring guidelines to find the range your head size fits for the sizing chart.
- Once you have ordered the mask, try on your mask with your coach to ensure that you have the proper fit. Your coach will be able to show you how it should feel when you wear the sabre fencing mask.
- You will want to fasten the straps securely if you check the fit yourself. Ensure that it is snug around your forehead, temples, and sides of your face, without causing pressure points. You should not have any blocks in your vision.
- To test your mobility and vision, move your head while doing fencing movements to ensure you can see and move normally. Try doing your lunges and other fencing movements to ensure that the mass doesn't make you feel excessively heavy or restricted.
Frequently asked questions about the sabre fencing mask
What is the difference between an epee mask and sabre mask?
The primary difference between your sabre and epee masks is in the bib's construction and design. The bib of the epee mask is a flat solid surface with conductive material. It covers the entire neck and chest target area. The sabre mask, on the other hand, has a metallic mesh or grid design. It has less coverage than the epee mask bib. The sabre mask must allow an electrical scoring system to detect valid hits. When you look at conductivity and epee fencing, your entire body is a target area, including the head, so the bib for your mask must be conductive to register touches. The epee mask bib must be made of the right material so that the electrical connection for scoring works properly. On the other hand, only the upper body, waist, and above are valid with saber fencing. The mesh design of the saber mask bib provides detection when the opponent hits the mesh.
What is the difference between foil and sabre mask?
As with the epee mode of fencing, the main difference between foil and sabre masks is the design and construction of the bib. The bib in the foil mask covers the target area with a conductive surface, while the sabre has the mesh design. In foil fencing, the target is confined to the torso, so the bib covers a smaller area than the sabre, as the target goes to the head and arms. Conductivity and allowing the scoring system to register properly are imperative.
Ultimately, your saber or epee mask must meet safety regulations to keep you safe during the bow while following stringent requirements. Using the wrong mask could result in disqualification or safety issues during training or competition.
Ultimately, finding the right sabre fencing mask is finding one that has the metallic mesh bib to cover the target area above the waist, including the head and part of the arms. This mesh design detects valid touches instead of having a conductive bib. Prioritizing your safety, proper fit, and compliance with regulations is crucial so that you are optimally protected and are also registering accurate scores during your bouts. Shop our incredible selection to find the right mask for your fencing mode.
I had reservations about purchasing a mask that I was unable to physically exam before purchasing; however, when I received it in the mail, I was happy with the quality. My son said that it is comparable to the mask his fencing club provides.