Fencing may well be a sport with a relatively strict dress code nowadays (although we're at Leon Paul always trying to bring colours back in the game), but in the past, fencing fashion has (almost) seen it all: open-toed sandals and heeled shoes for the gentlemen, skirts and corsets belts for the ladies... read on to discover the convoluted story of fencing kit, brought to you by our expert in fencing history Malcolm Fare (who has also published the history of epee, foil and sabre fencing here on this blog).
Flag designs on fencing masks (did you know we invented the flag mask?), team-inspired coloured uniforms for the FIE fashion show... here at Leon Paul we definitely have a sweet spot for personalised fencing equipment. And who knows: maybe in the future there will be customised fencing weapons? The first tests by our director Ben Paul do look promising... read on to learn more!
#LeonPaulgoesgreen? Yes, that's our aspiration for the years to come. We're currently implementing a series of measures in order to improve our company as a whole and make it (even) more ecologically and socially responsible. The first step of many? The packacking of our products. As a matter of fact, if you buy regularly from Leon Paul, in the next weeks and months you may start noticing a change in our plastic packaging. This sounds simple, but it gets complex fast... read on for some guidance by none other than our director Ben Paul.
It's a problem every fencer with long hair (in fencing this means everything that is not a pixie...) knows: what in heaven's name are you supposed to do with your mop under a fencing mask? This is way more than a questions of good or bad looks, since at some competitions the wrong hairdo might even put you at risk of a yellow card! We've teamed up with our Instagram girl Johanna, who has first-hand experience of the issue, to give you a round-up of the rules and the best strategies to tame your hair.
After the history of foil fencing (here you go for part 1 and part 2) and the development of epee it is now time for the third part of our series by expert Malcolm Fare. If you've always wondered how sabre fencing was born and who it was most popular with in the beginning (no, it was not the military!), read on.
First shown on our Instagram page some months ago we are ready to unveil our brand new two pin plug. This awesome new design makes the previously dull world of plugs and sockets a guaranteed 100% more exciting!
Our new foil and sabre two pin bodywire is
Longer lasting - the best strain relief on the market
Less Exploding - no more flying lock clips
Easier to fix - no need for a helpful octopus
Prettier - like it was hewn from a solid block of ice (or a glacier mint)
Read on for a full description of all its the benefits!