Introduction to Fencing

This page contains information for the Italian Style foil fencing.  Please refer to this page for information.

For those that would like to buy their own equipment, there are a number of companies that sell fencing equipment of varying quality.

If you are most interested in buying an Italian foil I would suggest going to and looking in the foil area under classical fencing.  The complete foil you should buy is #FF81. I also like American Fencers Supply. They are a little more expensive but the quality of the gear is good and I've always been treated well by them. You may find other vendors on the list at For a French setup you may look at the starter sets at I'd suggest the 5 piece econo starter set as it comes with a bag to carry your gear.