Got a bunch of old fencing blades that you haven't left at the club or thrown out yet? Go ahead and take them to your garden: Post by Mid-South Fencers Club. What other uses for old fencing blades do you have? … [Read more...] about Uses for Old Fencing Blades – Tomato Stakes
Over the past few years the hard blade cover has become a staple for a large number of fencers. Whether it's to protect blades against the baggage handlers who view the burst rate specifications on materials as a challenge or a way to keep the shiny metal off of sweaty uniforms we're not entirely sure. Whether you want to protect your fencing sword or just think it cool to have … [Read more...] about How To: Make a Hard Blade Cover
UPDATE - May 2016: The FOC has finally seen reason and reverted their position on the mousehole wiring and issued a statement to that effect: Effective immediately, there is a change in the acceptable way one may wire an epee. In a post to the FOC site in 2013 it was stated that the wires may not pass through the “tunnel” created by the socket and the metal plate because … [Read more...] about Epee Assembly – Do it Legally for Summer Nationals
We received our copy of American Fencing magazine and saw that Ben Bratton had written up a review of the NEPS screws and driver that he tried out. For those that don't receive American Fencing, you can read the version that Ben posted to his blog. Once you've read that and decided that you want to give them a try, head on over to the shop. Here's the product page … [Read more...] about New Epee Point Screw Reviewed!
Confused about what shoes to buy your child for their fencing classes? Take a look at our guide to purchasing shoes for your youth fencer. We’ll break down a few of our finds to fit those kids with feet smaller than the normal range of regular fencing shoes.
As the number of youth fencers increases, many fencing programs are working to incorporate more fitness and skills work suitable for younger fencers. While there are new products from youth sized practice and electric gear to the newer plastic training sets designed for youth classes, many parents are still running into the problem of just what shoes their kids should wear for … [Read more...] about Buying Youth Fencing Shoes