Fencing Weapons

In modern fencing there are three types of weapons used. In the past there have been many other types such as the spadroon, heavy cavalry-style sabre, singlestick and bayonet.

name type valid target area double hits

Foil

this is a light thrusting weapon

restricted to the torso

not allowed

Épée

heavier thrusting weapon

the entire body

allowed

Sabre

light cutting and thrusting weapon

almost everything above the waist (excluding the back of the head and the hands)

not allowed

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