Classical Weapons

  • Foil
    Foil

    The "teaching weapon," which establishes a foundation of knowledge, control, and thought.

  • Epee cropped
    Epee

    The "excursion weapon," which builds on the foundation of foil and delves into the elements of a "real" fight.

  • Sabre cropped
    Sabre

    The classical "edge and point" sword, which favors the bold and adds a new element, the cut, to classical fencing.


"If a rough, strong man with no imaginable notion of how to conduct himself in attack were to arrive and fight with a sword and dagger against someone weaker but experienced in fencing, you would see who would be left dead in the field."
Francesco Ferdinando Alfieri
Alfieri