Personal equipment for competition fencers consists of a mask, glove, jacket, and a plastron - a half jacket worn under the jacket covering the sword arm and chest. Fencers traditionally also wear breeches and long socks.Weapons are connected to the scoring system through a bodywire inside the jacket. Foil fencers also wear a metalic target jacket over the top of their main jacket. This jacket is also connected to the scoring system. Ladies also wear a plastic breastplate.The club provides foils, masks and jackets for beginners, but after you complete the beginner’s course you are encouraged to start buying your own gear, if you intend to continue (we hope you will!).
Auckland Swords Fencing Club
021 868 011