The sabre is the modern version of the slashing cavalry sword. The major difference being that sabre fencers can score with the edge of their blade as well as the point.

As in foil, the sabre fencer’s uniform features an electrically wired metallic lamé, which covers their valid target area. Because the head is valid target area, the fencer’s mask is also electrically wired. One significant departure from foil is that off-target hits do not register on the scoring machine, and therefore do not halt the fencing action. Saber fencing was the first of the three weapons to feature a wireless scoring system.

Lilov Fencing Academy is Cedar Grove’s premier fencing school for children of all ages. We teach sabre, foil, and épée. Call us for more information.