The hitting part of a sword from the guard to the point.
Used to protect the chest.
A thrusting sword descended from the duelling sword, similar in length to a foil but heavier, with a larger guard and a much stiffer blade.
The weaker part of a sword blade, between the middle and the point.
A thrusting sword with a flexible rectangular blade and a smaller guard than the epee.
The handle of a sword; also called the "hilt".
The part of a sword between the blade and handle that protects the duelling hand.
The handle of a sword; also called the "grip".
French for the field of play where a fencing bout occurs; also called a "strip".
The end of the blade, which must touch the opponent's target area to score a point.
A thrusting sword with an elaborate hilt and a long, slender, pointed blade, developed in the 16th century and the precursor to the epee.
The modern version of the slashing cavalry sword, similar in length and weight to the foil but able to cut with the blade as well as hit with the point.
The field of play where a fencing bout occurs; also called a "piste".