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In the Olympic Games, the foil, the épée and the saber are used by both men and women.
parts of the weapon
Weapons can be thrusting (touch made with the tip of the blade), cutting (with the blade) or slicing (with the back edge).
Metal rounded part that protects the armed hand during a match.
Hitting part of the weapon; measuring about 90 cm long, it is made of flexible metal and is thin and tapered.
Wood, metal or plastic part for holding and wielding the weapon.
Part of the weapon to which the blade is attached.
Part of the blade between the forte and the foible.
Thickest part of the blade, near the guard.
Thinnest part of the blade, up to its end.
Metal knob at the end of the handle to balance the weapon.