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Buying Equipment

On this page, we identify a few different options for purchasing your own fencing equipment. Note that to keep things simple, we only present a few basic packages here. For a more comprehensive guide to buying equipment, or for specific suggestions, please visit this link.

We have suggestions for products that either the coaches, or our fencers have found to be satisfactory. We have provided equipment options at different price points, but please note that this is one area where you really do get what you pay for - the cheaper options are great for getting started in the sport, but will need to have components replaced probably wihtin the first 6 months should you stick with the sport and start to compete. The more expensive options will allow you compete at any competition in Canada. We strongly recommend talking with your coach before making any purchases.

Please note that we make no guarantees regarding either the vendors, or the equipment here. This page is simply a series of suggestions based on positive experiences that our coaches and fencers have had in the past with both the equipment and the vendors that we hope will be helpful. There are many other options for equipment (many of which will be cheaper than the packages listed here) which you can find by browsing the internet or talking to other fencers / parents.

You will see the label 'FIE' on this page. 'FIE' equipment offers the highest level of protection as it has been tested to much higher standards than non-FIE equipment (an FIE mask is tested to withstand forces in excess of 1600N, whereas a regular mask may only have been tested to withstand 350N, if at all - some of the cheapest equipment has very little testing done on it). Of course, FIE equipment tends to be significantly more expensive. Whether it is worth the extra expense is a personal choice, though in some situations, the coaches will strongly recommend the use of FIE equipment. If in doubt, please talk to one of the coaches. You may like to note that certain competitions (e.g. senior national level competitions) require the use of FIE equipment.

Starter Set Option A - Leon Paul Team FIE Kit

(approximate cost is $1,400).

Click here and then select Men's or Women's as appropriate. Then select the appropriate hand, and select the TEAM FIE FOIL KIT option. For sizing information, click here.

Pick the mask you want, choose the appropriate size, and then click 'next'.

Then choose your jacket size and click 'next'.

Then choose the lame jacket size and click 'next'.

Then, choose the breeches (or knickers) size and click 'next'.

Then, choose the underarm protector size and click 'next'.

Then choose the appropriate glove size and click 'next'.

Then choose the sock size and click 'next'.

Next, pick the colour of your bag and click 'next'.

Now you need to choose your weapon. You should talk to your coach before making your choices here.  Probably, you will want the medium size gryptonite pistol grip handle.

If you're a female, you will need to add a chest protector. If you're a male, you can choose to add a chest protector if you wish. Again, please talk to your coach.

You may want to add a 2nd weapon to this equipment set. You should talk with your coach about this.

Starter Set Option B - Leon Paul Competition Kit

(approximate cost is $700)

Click here and then select Men's or Women's as appropriate. Then select the appropriate hand, and select the COMPETITION FOIL KIT option. For sizing information, click here.

Pick the mask you want, choose the appropriate size, and then click 'next'.

Then choose your jacket size and click 'next'.

The choose the lightweight underarm protector and size size and click 'next'.

Then choose your glove size and click 'next'.

Then pick your bag colour and click 'next'.

For your weapon options, please talk to your coach (probably gryptonite, size 5, small)

Now select the upgrade pack with the F280CX mask.

Now add a lame jacket

Now add a set of Phoenix Range knickers (breeches) and a pair of socks.

If you are a female, you will need to add a chest plate. If you're a male, the choice is up to you (or your coach).

Starter Set Option C - Absolute Deluxe Competition Foil Set

(approximate cost: $400)

Click here to start. For sizing information click here.

Choose your gender, and hand.

Select the AF Mask with INOX Bib.

Select your glove size and mask size.

Select the Elite Stretchy jacket and choose the right size.

Select the Elite Stretchy pants and choose the right size.

Select the Elite Stretchy underarm protector and choose the right size.

Select the Signature Series II lame, and choose the right size.

Select the German V2 point.

Select Blade Size #5.

Select bayonet body chords.

Talk to your coach about handle (probably AF Vis S).

Pick your bag colour.

Select your chest protector (mandatory for females, optional for males)

Say 'Yes' to mask chords