Category Archives: Equipment

Electric Foil

In October 1955 Electric foil was in its infancy with fencers and referees both struggling to adapt to it. One solution posed was to have the scoring equipment on a cart and assign an “apparatus manager” to move the cart during the bout so it was always in line with the director. Also of interest… Read More »

The Making of an Epee

The electric epee was introduced in 1933. By 1949 use of the electric epee had become the standard equipment at all major competitions. The epee itself, however, had not yet become what we see today. Looking at this figure from the December 1949 issue of American Fencing current fencers will notice a few peculiarities when… Read More »