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Equipment

Fencing is a safe discipline by virtue of the quality of equipment available. A further advantage is that the equipment is rated to the expectations of sport fencing which places a greater emphasis on athleticism than classical fencing.

The Limerick School of Arms operates an equipment fund; equipment is bought for the beginner who, after finishing the beginners course, purchases it from the club at cost. This avoids the club holding on to depreciating stocks of equipment and entails that the beginner starts with good quality equipment.

* Due to pressures on the equipment fund the club is no longer able to supply all equipment for the beginners course. Beginners shall buy their jacket and mask, available through the school, should they find that fencing is not for them the school will buy the equipment back off them.

Gentlemen shall be required to purchase a cup. Chest protectors shall be acquired for ladies.

For the first class all that is required is t-shirt, tracksuit and trainers.

Standard Equipment

Foil:

The Limerick School of Arms have their foils custom manufactured by Chevalier d'Auvergne; foils are then mounted and balanced in-house.

Mask:

Steel wire mesh rated to withstand a 350N punch test. Obstructs ones view far less than people initially expect.

Jacket:

Made from a double layer of 13.5oz cotton.

Glove:

Long cuffed leather glove with additional padding on the back of the hand and a reinforced thumb.