Leon Paul Fencing Equipment has always been a
company run by competitive fencers. Members of the family have competed in 20 Olympic Games
and 30 World Championships and have won 25 national titles.
The Paul family has been a part of British fencing for
almost a century. It began in 1905 with the arrival of a 24 year old French officer from
Perpignan. Leon first visited England as part of his grand tour of Europe after leaving the
French army with a fencing diploma. Twenty years later, he founded Leon Paul Equipment with
his wife Anna. 'Nanna' Paul looked after the clothing side, while Leon, or 'Papa' Paul as he
was known, would come home after a long day's teaching and work into the night assembling
weapons and masks.
Totally immersed in fencing from birth, it was perhaps
inevitable that their sons, Rene and Raymond, would enter the business and continue its
Today, a fourth generation company, we are still run by
fencers, for fencers. Our long term involvement in fencing has given the company a unique
insight into the requirements of fencers, resulting in a stream of innovations over the