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The Great Epee Debate

As reported in “The Riposte” (precursor to “American Fencing”), there was a debate in 1940 on whether or not electric epee should return to the “1-Touch”format or remain the new “Best 3 of 5” format. With World War II preoccupying Europe and both the Olympic and FIE competitions being cancelled, America was in a position… Read More »