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In the Olympic Games, the foil, the épée and the saber are used by both men and women.
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.
Lightweight thrusting weapon (maximum weight of 500 g) with a flexible blade whose cross section is square or rectangular.
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.