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In the Olympic Games, the foil, the épée and the saber are used by both men and women.
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saber foil épée

saber click to hear : saber

Thrusting, cutting and slicing weapon whose blade is usually curved and sharp on one side only; its maximum weight is 500 g, the same as that of the foil.

foil click to hear : foil

Lightweight thrusting weapon (maximum weight of 500 g) with a flexible blade whose cross section is square or rectangular.

épée click to hear : épée

Thrusting weapon with a tapered blade whose cross section is a triangle; it is more rigid and heavier than a foil, weighing up to 770 g.