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Environmental strategy! What's our plan? Ben Paul  - Part 1

Environmental strategy! What's our plan? Ben Paul - Part 1

Dear Fencers, I am Ben Paul one of the owners of Leon Paul. I have become increasingly aware of the environmental issues we face in today’s world. As I have

Don’t put me in recycling! Our new packaging has something to tell you

Don’t put me in recycling! Our new packaging has something to tell you

#LeonPaulgoesgreen? Yes, that's our aspiration for the years to come. We're currently implementing a series of measures in order to improve our company as a whole and make it (even) more ecologically and socially responsible. The first step of many? The packacking of our products. As a matter of fact, if you buy regularly from Leon Paul, in the next weeks and months you may start noticing a change in our plastic packaging. This sounds simple, but it gets complex fast... read on for some guidance by none other than our director Ben Paul.   Continue reading →

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (3/3): 3D printing a fencing mask

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (3/3): 3D printing a fencing mask

Fencers! The mask worn by world class sabre fencer James Honeybone on the runway at the FIE 105th anniversary gala has caught the attention of lots of you! In the

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (1/3): the idea behind Leon Paul's uniforms for the FIE fencing fashion show

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (1/3): the idea behind Leon Paul's uniforms for the FIE fencing fashion show

With December now upon us, the festive season is definitely here. But, at least for the international fencing crowd, December 2018 is about more than just Christmas celebrations.  During their annual Congress on the second weekend of December, this year the F.I.E. will celebrate their 105 year anniversary in Paris and as part of the festivities, they are hosting a massive gala event at the Grand Palais, right next to the world-famous Champs-Elysées. What would a gala event in Paris, the city of Haute Couture and designers be, without a fashion show? In this particular case involving fencing fashion, of course!  So that's what the fencing world is going to see in Paris:  All the major manufactures of fencing equipment produce two uniforms and get an opportunity to show it on stage at the event. Talk about a great chance to showcase new and exciting ideas to the whole fencing community! 5 years ago, for the 100th anniversary of the F.I.E., we did a project that explored lighting fencing gear and a lighting system showing the fencers face (a project by the way which is about to come in for a new wireless fencing system we have worked on... more on that next year, stay tuned!), but this year, our company director Ben Paul had something different in mind. Read all about his inspiration after the jump (and look forward to more, as this is only the first instalment of a three-part series!) Continue reading →

The Professionals

The Professionals

I hate outsourcing. It is something I am not very good at and it always causes me problems. I think to outsource work well, you need to be very detailed

Personification of a Sword - the Next Level of Fencing Equipment Customisation?

Personification of a Sword - the Next Level of Fencing Equipment Customisation?

Flag designs on fencing masks (did you know we invented the flag mask?), team-inspired coloured uniforms for the FIE fashion show... here at Leon Paul we definitely have a sweet spot for personalised fencing equipment. And who knows: maybe in the future there will be customised fencing weapons? The first tests by our director Ben Paul do look promising... read on to learn more! Continue reading →

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

At their annual congress held in Paris in December 2018 (right before the gala hosted to celebrate their 105th birthday, which we've blogged about extensively), updated their sponsorship rules, allowing for more advertising. These new rules are a fantastic opportunity for fencers to help finance their athletic dreams. You have 10 spaces for representing brands and if you are a top fencer or even an aspiring young fencer, new funding possibilities might now open up for you. Our director Ben Paul gives you an overview over the new rules and shares his tips for athletes.     Continue reading →

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (2/3): Fencing uniforms based on teams for the e-sports league

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (2/3): Fencing uniforms based on teams for the e-sports league

It's fencing fashion show time again, fencers! Two days ago, our director Ben Paul explained the leading principles behind the design for the FIE Fashion show held in Paris on December 9th, and today he will tell you more about the design and the actual products being made...make sure to check our social networks this weekend for more insight, some behind the scene glimpses (and then pictures of the actual uniforms, of course!) Continue reading →

FIE masks update FAQ

FIE masks update FAQ

Here are a few questions and answers about the new FIE rules in regards to masks. All new masks sold by Leon Paul are compliant with the FIE rule changes that will come into effect next season in Septembre 2018. Why are the FIE changing the rules for all FIE masks? Over the past 6 years, the number of masks, made by all fencing manufactures, falling off during competition has increased. Continue reading →

Moonshot Piste

Moonshot Piste

A moonshot idea is one that reinvents and revolutionises an industry or in our case a sport. Normally designers take a single product and look to make a series of

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Environmental strategy! What's our plan? Ben Paul  - Part 1

Environmental strategy! What's our plan? Ben Paul - Part 1

Dear Fencers, I am Ben Paul one of the owners of Leon Paul. I have become increasingly aware of the environmental issues we face in today’s world. As I have

Personification of a Sword - the Next Level of Fencing Equipment Customisation?

Personification of a Sword - the Next Level of Fencing Equipment Customisation?

Flag designs on fencing masks (did you know we invented the flag mask?), team-inspired coloured uniforms for the FIE fashion show... here at Leon Paul we definitely have a sweet spot for personalised fencing equipment. And who knows: maybe in the future there will be customised fencing weapons? The first tests by our director Ben Paul do look promising... read on to learn more! Continue reading →

Don’t put me in recycling! Our new packaging has something to tell you

Don’t put me in recycling! Our new packaging has something to tell you

#LeonPaulgoesgreen? Yes, that's our aspiration for the years to come. We're currently implementing a series of measures in order to improve our company as a whole and make it (even) more ecologically and socially responsible. The first step of many? The packacking of our products. As a matter of fact, if you buy regularly from Leon Paul, in the next weeks and months you may start noticing a change in our plastic packaging. This sounds simple, but it gets complex fast... read on for some guidance by none other than our director Ben Paul.   Continue reading →

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

New FIE rules and the sponsorship game

At their annual congress held in Paris in December 2018 (right before the gala hosted to celebrate their 105th birthday, which we've blogged about extensively), updated their sponsorship rules, allowing for more advertising. These new rules are a fantastic opportunity for fencers to help finance their athletic dreams. You have 10 spaces for representing brands and if you are a top fencer or even an aspiring young fencer, new funding possibilities might now open up for you. Our director Ben Paul gives you an overview over the new rules and shares his tips for athletes.     Continue reading →

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (3/3): 3D printing a fencing mask

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (3/3): 3D printing a fencing mask

Fencers! The mask worn by world class sabre fencer James Honeybone on the runway at the FIE 105th anniversary gala has caught the attention of lots of you! In the

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (2/3): Fencing uniforms based on teams for the e-sports league

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (2/3): Fencing uniforms based on teams for the e-sports league

It's fencing fashion show time again, fencers! Two days ago, our director Ben Paul explained the leading principles behind the design for the FIE Fashion show held in Paris on December 9th, and today he will tell you more about the design and the actual products being made...make sure to check our social networks this weekend for more insight, some behind the scene glimpses (and then pictures of the actual uniforms, of course!) Continue reading →

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (1/3): the idea behind Leon Paul's uniforms for the FIE fencing fashion show

When a fencing manufacturer goes designer (1/3): the idea behind Leon Paul's uniforms for the FIE fencing fashion show

With December now upon us, the festive season is definitely here. But, at least for the international fencing crowd, December 2018 is about more than just Christmas celebrations.  During their annual Congress on the second weekend of December, this year the F.I.E. will celebrate their 105 year anniversary in Paris and as part of the festivities, they are hosting a massive gala event at the Grand Palais, right next to the world-famous Champs-Elysées. What would a gala event in Paris, the city of Haute Couture and designers be, without a fashion show? In this particular case involving fencing fashion, of course!  So that's what the fencing world is going to see in Paris:  All the major manufactures of fencing equipment produce two uniforms and get an opportunity to show it on stage at the event. Talk about a great chance to showcase new and exciting ideas to the whole fencing community! 5 years ago, for the 100th anniversary of the F.I.E., we did a project that explored lighting fencing gear and a lighting system showing the fencers face (a project by the way which is about to come in for a new wireless fencing system we have worked on... more on that next year, stay tuned!), but this year, our company director Ben Paul had something different in mind. Read all about his inspiration after the jump (and look forward to more, as this is only the first instalment of a three-part series!) Continue reading →

FIE masks update FAQ

FIE masks update FAQ

Here are a few questions and answers about the new FIE rules in regards to masks. All new masks sold by Leon Paul are compliant with the FIE rule changes that will come into effect next season in Septembre 2018. Why are the FIE changing the rules for all FIE masks? Over the past 6 years, the number of masks, made by all fencing manufactures, falling off during competition has increased. Continue reading →

The Professionals

The Professionals

I hate outsourcing. It is something I am not very good at and it always causes me problems. I think to outsource work well, you need to be very detailed

Moonshot Piste

Moonshot Piste

A moonshot idea is one that reinvents and revolutionises an industry or in our case a sport. Normally designers take a single product and look to make a series of

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