Leon Paul Sponsored sabre fencers Mariel Zagunis (Olympic Gold medalist) and Rebecca Ward (World Champion)
Sabre is a both a cutting and thrusting weapon. The weapon weighs no more than 500 grams, with a maximum length of 105 cm. The valid target area is the whole body above the waistline, including arms and mask. In electric Sabre, the target area is covered by a metallic jacket, with the electrically conductive mask connected to the jacket. A hit on the valid target area causes a colored lamp to light on the registering apparatus. Sabre fencing evolved from cavalry swordsmanship where opponents were fighting on horseback. The opponent's body above the saddle was most vulnerable, and evolved into the "valid" target area.
Mounting a sabre from scratch