Maraging Sabre Blades

Starting September 2020, sabre fencers will be required to use Maraging blades for FIE tournaments.

One of the rules regarding blades was recently modified.

m.2.1 A flexible steel blade completed at its forward extremity by a button and at the rear by the tang (the latter included in the handle when the weapon is mounted). At all three weapons, the use of maraging steel blades is obligatory.

This new implementation of the regulations will be enforced according to the following criteria:

  • The rule is already enforced for epee and foil.
  • For sabre, the obligation will apply from the beginning of the 2020-2021 season.
  • However, it is strongly recommended to the fencers to advance the date of application.

To see the application of this rule for tournaments other than FIE-sanctionned events (for example provincial and national tournaments), please refer to our Rules FAQ section. If you have any questions regarding this, do not hesitate to contact us.

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