How Much Does Beginner Fencing Equipment Cost?

How Much Does Beginner Fencing Equipment Cost?


How Much Does Beginner Fencing Equipment Cost?

Fencing starter sets cost around $120 – $160 for beginner gear consisting of the jacket, mask, glove, underarm protector and weapon used in most introductory classes. For women there is an additional cost of around $25 for a chest protector. If all you need is a practice weapon and glove, those can be purchased for less than $50 total. There are more expensive starter kits that are aimed at preparing you for competition. These are certainly optional and depend on what your coach has in mind for you. As a rule of thumb, figure out what you need to buy from your coach and stick to their list when making your purchase.

Make sure to check out the basic starter kits along with the options available. You can find some good sets at Absolute Fencing Gear, but note that the range of options available are extensive. Most beginners are likely looking at the gear at the top of the page (and therefore less expensive).

Basic Gear: Besides a good attitude and a dose of patience, there are several things a fencer needs to actually fence. While equipping oneself for a competition is a little more involved than this, to get started one just needs:

A Fencing Jacket
A Mask
A Glove
An Underarm Protector (aka a Plastron)
And a Practice Weapon ( sabre )

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