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Foil Competition Gear

Foil Mask

Masks are specialized for each of the weapons.

Foil masks have a partial electric bib. Epee and saber masks cannot be used for foil tournaments.

foil mask

Standard Glove

A standard glove, sometimes refered to as a 'three weapon glove' can be used for both epee and foil.

epee glove

Foil Lamé

The foil lamé is a vest that covers the scoring target, the torso. It is made with electrically conductive metal threads.

The fencer's name must be printed on the back of the lamé (or optionally on the side of the leg in the case of United States domestic competition) ONLY AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS. At no other U.S. domestic tournament is the printed name required.

foil lame
foil lame back

Foil Body Cord

The foil body cord connects the electric foil and the lamé to the 'spool' and from there to the scoring machine.

Competition rules require the fencer have at least two working body cords at tournaments. Foil and saber body cords are interchangeble.

foil body cord

Foil Mask Cord

The foil mask cord connects the electric foil mask to a tab on the back of the lamé

Competition rules require the fencer have at least two working mask cords at tournaments. Foil and saber mask cords are interchangeble.

foil mask cord

Foil

A competition foil has an electric button in the tip. A body cord plugs into the foil next to the hand inside the bell guard in order to make the connection to the electric scoring apparatus.

Foil blades come in a variety of lenghs (#0, #2, #4 and #5). Children under 10 years of age are required to use a #0 or #2 size blade.

Competition rules require the fencer have at least two working foils at a tournament.

foil

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Yes, we absolutely do fence in a cornfield! Literally at Bluff Grange, a farmers' coop building in the corner of a cornfield on the bluffs over the Missisippi River Valley near St. Louis in Southern Illinois.

We have both recreational and competitive fencers of all ages.

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