I'm finally looking at getting my first weapon, and I'm looking for advice. I'm definitely on a tight budget, so I'm looking at non-FIE, entry level stuff. The two I've been looking at the most are the Absolute standard epee and the StM that is sold on this site's store.
Any advice on the comparative qualities of these two? Should I buy something else? If so, remember the key here is BUDGET. I know this isn't exactly the best sport to get into for a broke college student, but... well, that's me.