There are 3 weapons used in fencing:

Foil: A light flexible weapon, developed from the traditional small sword. Hits are scored only with the point of the weapon, hitting a target area of the opponent's torso.

Epee: Based on the original duelling sword, this is the weapon used in modern Pentathlon. Hits are scored only with the point of the weapon, hitting the opponent on any part of the body.

Sabre: Based on the original cavalry sabre but lighter and more flexible. Hits are scored with point or edge cut, hitting the opponent on the head, arms or torso.





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