Buying fencing equipment, especially for the first time, can be intimidating and difficult to decide.
For our members’ convenience, at Olympia you tell us what you wan,t and we set up the order for you. This because we have the experience behind and dressed up hundreds of fencers before you. Everyone is built differently, some have longer legs, other broader shoulders – we measure you up and try to find your best fit.
Here is a list with fencing equipment prices, as of 02/2019, as well as our recommendations, based on your fencing level/class:
Musketeers/Youth Learn to Fence/Adult Learn to Fence
– No personal equipment necessary.
– If you are serious about fencing or take lessons, a weapon, mask, & glove is strongly recommended.
– Long pants and sneakers must be worn in class.
– All equipment necessary to fence is required (this means 1 of each item listed on the first page).
– Knickers and long socks must be worn in class.
Youth Competitive/Adult Competitive
– All equipment necessary to fence is required.
– For tournaments, you should have extra of the following:
o At LEAST 2 weapons (3+ recommended)
o At LEAST 2 body cords (3+ recommended)
o Rolling bag
o Test/repair kit
Here is a Fencing Tournament Checklist with what you need in a competition, and this is a comprehensive guide on how to care for your fencing gear: from weapon and bodycords, to cleaning your mask, glove, and bodysuit.
If you prefer to buy your fencing gear yourself, there are many companies that you can purchase equipment from, online or over the phone. If you are looking for a specific item, you can shop around for it at various places, to find the best price.
We order our fencing gear from Blue Gauntlet. They offer a wide variety of Starter Sets that range from about $100 to about $200, depending on the number of pieces of equipment and quality but we recommend to those new to fencing to come and see us before buying. Also, orders can be placed through us, we measure and determine the right size, place the orders and shipping fees are split by the number of people.
Here is the sizing chart, if you’d like to order on your own.
We also created our own online store, where you can buy moisture wicking cool mesh polyester T shirts, a performance fabric that keeps you cool and dry and has our club’s logo on it.
The prices run from $25.00 to $30.00, and you can even create your own design!
The club team warmups are ordered from Adidas, with the club name on the back, and are available by request by emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org