A word about safety
At Luso safety comes first. Every time our fencers fight against each other or train together we make sure they will do it in the safest environment possible. All of our equipment has been approved by F.I.E. and it is constantly checked to guarantee it meets all the required safety standards.
The safest way to fence, though, remains with your own kit. Having it means that every piece of kit fits perfectly on you thus giving you the best protection possible. This is why we ask all of our fencers to have their own kit whenever possible.
What do you need to fence?
Fencing requires a white kit, a mask, a glove, a blade and a body wire.
Although you can hire a blade, a body wire and part of the white kit from us, we ask you to buy at least a mask, a glove and a pair of breeches.
Our coaches can guide you so that you will purchase the best products at a fair price.
If you ever want to stop fencing, we will be happy to buy your equipment, ask us about our range of second hand equipment.
The mask is one of the most important and personal part of a fencing kit.
We prefer level 2 masks (1600N) with a double strap security system on the back
The glove is a very personal piece of equipment. They come with different grips, colours and designs and fencers take very seriously the moment of choosing a new one.
The plastron goes under the jacket. It protects the chest and the arm on the guard side of the fencer.
Fencers must wear it during fights.
The Jacket is the first layer of protection for a fencer. It covers the upper body, with an extra protection around the neck.
It has a zip with a velcro strap on top of it that must be completely fastened before fight.
This piece of kit covers the lower body, from waist to knees. It has a velcro strap that must be fastened before fight. Fencers take great care in choosing the right pair of breeches because having the right amount of leg mobility is crucial.
The chest protector is mandatory for girls. It goes under the plastron and must be worn during matches.
There are three different weapons in fencing: epee, foil and sabre. Depending on your skills, attitude and talent coaches will suggest you one of them.
The body wire connects the blade to the scoring machine so that a light turns on when a fencer hit. Foil and sabre share the same body wire, epee's one is different.
Breeches do not protect the entirety of fencers' legs. This is why they use knee high white socks.
All the pictures were taken from Allstar Uhlmann website.
REPAIRS PRICE LIST
Blades and body wires need to be fixed from time to time. We offer a wide range of services to take care of your equipment. Price includes time spent and any replacement needed.
NEW TIP SCREWS
Your blade's tip should always have two screws in it.
NEW CONTACT SPRING
If your blade fails the gauge test, it is time to change the contact spring.
NEW PRESSURE SPRING
If your blade fails the weight test, it is time to change the pressure spring.
Your blade should always have a tip at the end.
Dirt and dust can sometimes go inside the tip of your blade. To clean it we use IPA, sand/file burrs.
This service does not include any replacement of old parts.
This service will replace only the wire.
This service includes a new barrel, new tips, new spring and screws and a complete rewire of your blade.
WIRE POP RE-GLUE
Blade's wire should always be glued and fixed in place otherwise the risk of it breaking is high.
BODY WIRE - BROKEN LINE
The line inside your body wire can snap. If possible we always try to repair it.
BODY WIRE - NEW PIN
A broken pin is almost always easy to fix.