Is this blade any use?

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  1. Stylothek

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    while its still good for local, non-fie competitions, I dont think its valid for FIE since the time limit has expired.
     
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    I had a blade exactly like this with the FS stamp except that it was from Uhlmann.It broked a few months ago so I guess it was getting a little old(5 years).
     
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    i dont think that there is a time limit on blades any more i 3 fie blades from the 80's 1 even from 86- the year i was born! i could be mistaken about there not being an expiry date. but i use my old blades in all my overseas comps (australia).
     
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    There isn't a time limit anymore but I read somewhere that the manufacturers must conduct periodic controls(not sure what that involves).It used to be five years though.
    That would have been expensive...Imagine having to replace all your FIE blades every five years...
     
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    I think it's just impressive that you have a blade that can last 5 years.
     
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    phew thanks for clearing that up i was beginning to freak out slightly. i do know that the sabres have to be S200. now i can go on using my 18 year old foils, yay, theyre so great and flicky. :D
     
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    Thanks, I'm glad I can use that thing for my spare competition foil.
     
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    I have a non-FIE blade dating from 1986, still keeping up good! :cool:
     
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    Its probably one of those blessed blades... y'know, the ones that never, ever break.
     
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    I have one of those... It's a BG Super, going on 3 years of heavy use... talk about weird.
     
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    that boy should have been out in three months at most.
     
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    My coach has a really old electric foil that is atleast 30 years old, not sure if it would still meet any requirements, but the blade lasted almost forever. (I was sufficiently amazed when he showed it to me - He has had to replace the grips on it because the leater gets worn off with use)
     
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    There used to be a time limit on FIE blades, which is the reason that the date was put in in the first place, however this is no longer the case, and manufacturers must make periodic tests to ensure their weapons are safe over the extended period of time.
     

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