SABRE: The sabre is a ‘cutting' wea-pon: points may be scored with edges and the surfaces of the blade, so thrusting and slashing is permitted. Sabre is fast and aggressive. To see a sabre match in action, click below.
FOIL: The foil is a light and flexible weapon for thrusting. Beginners start with this as a training weapon to learn the basic techniques. For some it is the purest form in the art of fencing. To see a foil match in action, click below.
ÉPÉE: The épée is slightly different, but like the foil, a thrusting weapon. This weapon also scores electronically. For many épée is the popular weapon because the rules are simpler. To see an épée match in action, click below.