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The best two pin bodywire in the world – a story of digital manufacturing

The best two pin bodywire in the world – a story of digital manufacturing

Our newly released updated two pin plug, found on our FIE-approved foil and sabre bodywires, already has a considerable number of fans... but do you know the the story of cutting-edge technology involved in its making? Today, Alex Paul, our director and mastermind behind product development, tells you all about how our latest innovation saw the light of day the fencing halls of the world. Read on after the jump. Continue reading →

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Our GT3 tips, whether for foil or epee,  are the most carefully engineered on the planet. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to make sure that they are reliable, robust and above all else buttery smooth. Ahead a few tips by our director Alex Paul (with the input from top-ranked foil fencer Richard Kruse!) to help you get the best from them.   Continue reading →

Alisher Usmanov, Thomas Bach and Barry Paul consider the future of fencing presentation

We pride ourselves in always pushing the sport of fencing forwards and at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig we wanted to show something really special. Ben calls it the moonshot piste, something that can once again transform the presentation of the sport. It is not until you see the piste in person that you can appreciate how totally awesome it is. Continue reading →

Nuts about nuts and pommels....

Nuts are not the most interesting part of a fencing weapon but they represent a snapshot into the slightly obsessive approach that Leon Paul take to design that flows through into everything we do. We believe our products should be made with little to no compromise and we push things to the limits and sometimes beyond. [caption id="attachment_676" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Nice nuts[/caption] Why are nuts so important in fencing? Continue reading →

What did we learn from the TV presentation of fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Pt1

I have to say that I had a bit of a moment in Rio. Fencing has always been rather impenetrable for the general public and particularly TV audiences. olympic_fencing_rio It may just be wishful thinking but I think things are going to change for the better and in the following series of blog posts I will explain why. Continue reading →

Ice Ice Baby! That's the updated Leon Paul two pin bodywire

Ice Ice Baby! That's the updated Leon Paul two pin bodywire

First shown on our Instagram page some months ago we are ready to unveil our brand new two pin plug. This awesome new design makes the previously dull world of plugs and sockets a guaranteed 100% more exciting! Our new foil and sabre two pin bodywire is Longer lasting - the best strain relief on the market Less Exploding - no more flying lock clips Easier to fix - no need for a helpful octopus Prettier - like it was hewn from a solid block of ice (or a glacier mint) Read on for a full description of all its the benefits!     Continue reading →

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

In response to a customer who has asked several questions that come up regularly I thought it would be useful to post some information about Leon Paul's wireless set. Continue reading →

Plymouth Fencing Club goes Wireless! Published on behalf of Peter Barrett - Head coach

This blog post has been written by Peter Barrett head coach of Plymouth fencing club after they went fully wireless in April 2017 with 14 sets of wireless fencing equipment replacing 15 ancient scoring sets. 15 Fencing ‘Boxes’ 30 Ground Leads 30 Spools (if they are all working) 6 Mains extension leads That’s a lot of equipment to set up and put away 3 times a week. In addition to all the agro of pushing fencers to ‘get the boxes out’ comes the average repair cost of around £2,000 per year in keeping it all in working order. Continue reading →

What did we learn from the TV presentation of fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Pt2

In my part 1 post, I discussed how clever lighting had made huge improvements to the way Fencing Came across on TV at the Rio 2016 Olympics. There are another few factors that are gradually improving the sports appearance on TV. a-new-dawn-for-fencing-after-the-rio-olympics Did Rio mark a new dawn for televised fencing or is this the start of a raft of changes that will improve the sports appeal to a wider audience? Continue reading →

Lightweight weapons part 1

I am a self confessed technology and equipment addict, there is nothing I like more in my job here at Leon Paul than designing, testing, refining and manufacturing new products. mag-tec-foil I am also a big believer in the difference that a number of small improvements in your equipment can make to your overall performance. This approach was spearheaded by Sir David Brailsford who coined the phrase "marginal gains" at British Cycling. Continue reading →

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The best two pin bodywire in the world – a story of digital manufacturing

The best two pin bodywire in the world – a story of digital manufacturing

Our newly released updated two pin plug, found on our FIE-approved foil and sabre bodywires, already has a considerable number of fans... but do you know the the story of cutting-edge technology involved in its making? Today, Alex Paul, our director and mastermind behind product development, tells you all about how our latest innovation saw the light of day the fencing halls of the world. Read on after the jump. Continue reading →

Ice Ice Baby! That's the updated Leon Paul two pin bodywire

Ice Ice Baby! That's the updated Leon Paul two pin bodywire

First shown on our Instagram page some months ago we are ready to unveil our brand new two pin plug. This awesome new design makes the previously dull world of plugs and sockets a guaranteed 100% more exciting! Our new foil and sabre two pin bodywire is Longer lasting - the best strain relief on the market Less Exploding - no more flying lock clips Easier to fix - no need for a helpful octopus Prettier - like it was hewn from a solid block of ice (or a glacier mint) Read on for a full description of all its the benefits!     Continue reading →

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Care and maintenance of your foil (and epee) points

Our GT3 tips, whether for foil or epee,  are the most carefully engineered on the planet. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to make sure that they are reliable, robust and above all else buttery smooth. Ahead a few tips by our director Alex Paul (with the input from top-ranked foil fencer Richard Kruse!) to help you get the best from them.   Continue reading →

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

Wireless sets "I need info about durability, battery life, maintenance, warranty"

In response to a customer who has asked several questions that come up regularly I thought it would be useful to post some information about Leon Paul's wireless set. Continue reading →

Alisher Usmanov, Thomas Bach and Barry Paul consider the future of fencing presentation

We pride ourselves in always pushing the sport of fencing forwards and at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig we wanted to show something really special. Ben calls it the moonshot piste, something that can once again transform the presentation of the sport. It is not until you see the piste in person that you can appreciate how totally awesome it is. Continue reading →

Plymouth Fencing Club goes Wireless! Published on behalf of Peter Barrett - Head coach

This blog post has been written by Peter Barrett head coach of Plymouth fencing club after they went fully wireless in April 2017 with 14 sets of wireless fencing equipment replacing 15 ancient scoring sets. 15 Fencing ‘Boxes’ 30 Ground Leads 30 Spools (if they are all working) 6 Mains extension leads That’s a lot of equipment to set up and put away 3 times a week. In addition to all the agro of pushing fencers to ‘get the boxes out’ comes the average repair cost of around £2,000 per year in keeping it all in working order. Continue reading →

Nuts about nuts and pommels....

Nuts are not the most interesting part of a fencing weapon but they represent a snapshot into the slightly obsessive approach that Leon Paul take to design that flows through into everything we do. We believe our products should be made with little to no compromise and we push things to the limits and sometimes beyond. [caption id="attachment_676" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Nice nuts[/caption] Why are nuts so important in fencing? Continue reading →

What did we learn from the TV presentation of fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Pt2

In my part 1 post, I discussed how clever lighting had made huge improvements to the way Fencing Came across on TV at the Rio 2016 Olympics. There are another few factors that are gradually improving the sports appearance on TV. a-new-dawn-for-fencing-after-the-rio-olympics Did Rio mark a new dawn for televised fencing or is this the start of a raft of changes that will improve the sports appeal to a wider audience? Continue reading →

What did we learn from the TV presentation of fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Pt1

I have to say that I had a bit of a moment in Rio. Fencing has always been rather impenetrable for the general public and particularly TV audiences. olympic_fencing_rio It may just be wishful thinking but I think things are going to change for the better and in the following series of blog posts I will explain why. Continue reading →

Lightweight weapons part 1

I am a self confessed technology and equipment addict, there is nothing I like more in my job here at Leon Paul than designing, testing, refining and manufacturing new products. mag-tec-foil I am also a big believer in the difference that a number of small improvements in your equipment can make to your overall performance. This approach was spearheaded by Sir David Brailsford who coined the phrase "marginal gains" at British Cycling. Continue reading →

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