Buying Fencing Kit

The club will supply all you need for your training course but it is nice to have your own kit and you do need to factor in the cost of buying a few items if you decide to continue fencing.

Prices can range from £25 for a glove to £100 for a top end electric foil (but you don’t need top end…) with jackets £60 and masks around £90. Plus any P&P as most suppliers are online or some way out of town.

The advantage of the Club is that you can build up your own items as budget allows and use Club kit in the meantime. To get a discount and to minimise P&P buy through the club. Also see our New and Used Equipment for Sale page.

Always ask for advice from the club before buying and beware buying from auction sites and the cheaper suppliers. British Fencing has barred certain kit from certain suppliers and changes to regulations has made some older clothing obsolete. Regulations are also different for younger age groups.

A possible order of purchase, in terms of priority would be:fencing--kit-600x 800

Breeches (& socks) These are compulsory for electric fencing
Chest protector for women
Plastron (CEN2 is compulsory for over 13s)
Electric foil
Kit bag
Lamé (metalised jacket)

You are strongly advised to ask for advice from the Club before making a purchase and try out the different foil grips at the club before deciding what suits you.

Have a look at these popular suppliers and/or ask for a quote from the Club Armourer (see contact page). Discounts apply when ordered through the club.
Leon Paul Fencing Equipment kit made in London since 1921. Club discount 10%
PBT Club discount 15%
Allstar  Club discount 10%