Prat Saber Handle – Confirmed FIE Legal

The PRAT sabre handle has been approved for international competition by the FIE.

An orthopedic handle for saber?  Back in 2010 the Poignée Prat saber handle was introduced and sold via the manufacturer and Cartel Escrime.  Speculation abounded about the legality of such a handle based on the rules around “pistol” or orthopedic grips in sabre.

Fast-forward to 2012 and we now have reports that the Prat handle has been approved by the FIE.  According to the site for the Fencing Federation of Monaco, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, President of the SEMI Committee of the International Fencing Federation, came to Monaco, and presented the original of the Certificate Homologation of the FIE for the PRAT saber handle to the handle’s inventor, Fernand Prat Jr.

This ceremony took place in the Salle d’Armes “Fernand PRAT” of the Stade Louis II in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II and Monegasque authorities.

This approval allows all Sabre fencers to use it in international competitions up to and including the Olympic Games.

Based on the press release, the PRAT handle’s legality does not extend to foil or epee competitions.

 

 

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10 Responses to “Prat Saber Handle – Confirmed FIE Legal”
  1. Gordon Gandy says:

    Ok here we go this grip will change sabre moves, add movements we are unable to do with out it. I have a sabre I use in a stage show w a ring welded to the guard to put my index finger in under ninside the guarg

  2. Gordon Gandy says:

    Ok here we go this grip will change sabre moves, add movements we are unable to do with out it. I have a sabre I use in a stage show w a ring welded to the guard to put my index finger in under ninside the guarg

  3. Gordon Gandy says:

    Ok here we go this grip will change sabre moves, add movements we are unable to do with out it. I have a sabre I use in a stage show w a ring welded to the guard to put my index finger in under ninside the guarg

  4. Gordon Gandy says:

    Ok here we go this grip will change sabre moves, add movements we are unable to do with out it. I have a sabre I use in a stage show w a ring welded to the guard to put my index finger in under ninside the guarg

  5. Gordon Gandy says:

    Ok here we go this grip will change sabre moves, add movements we are unable to do with out it. I have a sabre I use in a stage show w a ring welded to the guard to put my index finger in under ninside the guarg

  6. Cynthia X. Wang says:

    Whoa.

  7. Gordon Gandy says:

    DO can do moves you can not do with a normal sabre this is a half ring watch out. Many new tricks comings with this, my stage flicks just became real moves w this.
    U can do party's like head flick from head parry with justa finger move . N a parry4 flick w a finger move, Cindy nice to see ya. Oh and a parry 2 backhand flick, n these are just a few that I played with, stop cuts can be done w the index finger n pull back the hand to guard much faster you got a place to pull on. If this is the way sabre is going getthatgrip now nplaywith it. Itis a game changer

  8. this, this is why you're a bloody good coach

  9. Gordon Gandy says:

    Orthopedic grips changed foil this will change sabre. moves that we could not do we can with this. I have a sabre I made w a ring in the guard for the ren fair to fence in a booth I owed to fence people at the fair, I have used this its makes me able to flick with more control and power flicks and I can bend the blades better and in more angles than I could w out it. I am getting the grips now. going to start playing with them and see what works and what will not. Do not over look this Coachs this is something you better look at.

  10. Diana Unger says:

    More leverage, let me know when you can find these- I want to play with one!

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