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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

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 →

Big sword hits fencing mask in slow motion!

Big sword hits fencing mask in slow motion!

Now that I have your attention I wanted to talk to you about testing mask mesh quality for fencing and for the sport of HEMA. My name is Jacek Bujko. I have been helping Leon Paul develop a HEMA range of fencing equipment. I started fencing at a local sports club when I was twenty and then studied Historical European Martial Arts in Poland for a couple of years before eventually settling down with my own recreational fencing club. I am a huge fencing and HEMA fan I even got married in my fencing suit as it just felt right! One of my first projects with Leon Paul was to develop a HEMA mask. I feel we have made some great updates and improvements to the HEMA mask. One of the things I have experienced and wanted to talk about was the D word…. DENTS! [caption id="attachment_576" align="alignleft" width="212"]crushed-mask This mask was run over by a car but......[/caption] "My mask just got dented!" Then the inevitable: "Was that blow really that strong?" "I didn't even feel that!" are very common in our heads when we come to realize, that the precious new mask that we've just recently got is not so pristine anymore.   Continue reading →

Disassembly and Assembly of a Leon Paul Reel/Spool

Disassembly and Assembly of a Leon Paul Reel/Spool

The Leon Paul Reel, or Spool, as they say in England will last for years. Every single part of this reel is available on our website and can be easily replaced. The only item that you need to repair a Leon Paul reel is a pair of safety glasses and maybe a small screwdriver. You might need wire-strippers for a more complicated repair. Continue reading →

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing has released a new International Fencing Rules app. It costs £1.99 ($2.60) (€2.25) and is available on Google Play and Apple Store for mobile and tablet use. 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 →

How to mount a Fencing Sword.

How to mount a Fencing Sword.

How to mount a fencing sword? Mounting a weapon, making a sword, building a blade are just a few ways that people describe the process of putting together a fencing

How wireless fencing technology works.

How wireless fencing technology works.

I have spent the last few months listening to my brother, Alex Paul, talk about wireless technology. In that time I have learnt many new words like Farad (F). A Farad is a unit of capacitance. Capacitance is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together…. [caption id="attachment_486" align="aligncenter" width="480"]wiremanoff_ad_v2-larger The Future of wireless sword fencing[/caption] Ok, so now I am just quoting Star Wars and to be honest when my brother starts talking about technology and science I normally zone out. So in short, it is magic and I may have misled you with the title of this blog post. Here is what I have found out about wireless technology in fencing: People are so used to wired systems. They take ages to get used to the changes. People generally don’t like change and as a result are inherently mistrusting of wireless fencing as there are so many half-baked systems out there. Continue reading →

National logos which application method is best?

[caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="840"]Heat press, Spray or Patch? Heat press, Spray or Patch?[/caption] For international fencing the FIE requires fencers to have a country identification logo on both of the fencers legs and sometimes arms. Each fencing federation designs their own logo and then submits this to the FIE for approval. Some federations have complex designs that are on the legs and arms and some have simple designs only on the leg. Continue reading →

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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 →

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing International Fencing Rules App

British Fencing has released a new International Fencing Rules app. It costs £1.99 ($2.60) (€2.25) and is available on Google Play and Apple Store for mobile and tablet use. 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

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 →

How to mount a Fencing Sword.

How to mount a Fencing Sword.

How to mount a fencing sword? Mounting a weapon, making a sword, building a blade are just a few ways that people describe the process of putting together a fencing

Big sword hits fencing mask in slow motion!

Big sword hits fencing mask in slow motion!

Now that I have your attention I wanted to talk to you about testing mask mesh quality for fencing and for the sport of HEMA. My name is Jacek Bujko. I have been helping Leon Paul develop a HEMA range of fencing equipment. I started fencing at a local sports club when I was twenty and then studied Historical European Martial Arts in Poland for a couple of years before eventually settling down with my own recreational fencing club. I am a huge fencing and HEMA fan I even got married in my fencing suit as it just felt right! One of my first projects with Leon Paul was to develop a HEMA mask. I feel we have made some great updates and improvements to the HEMA mask. One of the things I have experienced and wanted to talk about was the D word…. DENTS! [caption id="attachment_576" align="alignleft" width="212"]crushed-mask This mask was run over by a car but......[/caption] "My mask just got dented!" Then the inevitable: "Was that blow really that strong?" "I didn't even feel that!" are very common in our heads when we come to realize, that the precious new mask that we've just recently got is not so pristine anymore.   Continue reading →

How wireless fencing technology works.

How wireless fencing technology works.

I have spent the last few months listening to my brother, Alex Paul, talk about wireless technology. In that time I have learnt many new words like Farad (F). A Farad is a unit of capacitance. Capacitance is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together…. [caption id="attachment_486" align="aligncenter" width="480"]wiremanoff_ad_v2-larger The Future of wireless sword fencing[/caption] Ok, so now I am just quoting Star Wars and to be honest when my brother starts talking about technology and science I normally zone out. So in short, it is magic and I may have misled you with the title of this blog post. Here is what I have found out about wireless technology in fencing: People are so used to wired systems. They take ages to get used to the changes. People generally don’t like change and as a result are inherently mistrusting of wireless fencing as there are so many half-baked systems out there. Continue reading →

Disassembly and Assembly of a Leon Paul Reel/Spool

Disassembly and Assembly of a Leon Paul Reel/Spool

The Leon Paul Reel, or Spool, as they say in England will last for years. Every single part of this reel is available on our website and can be easily replaced. The only item that you need to repair a Leon Paul reel is a pair of safety glasses and maybe a small screwdriver. You might need wire-strippers for a more complicated repair. Continue reading →

National logos which application method is best?

[caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="840"]Heat press, Spray or Patch? Heat press, Spray or Patch?[/caption] For international fencing the FIE requires fencers to have a country identification logo on both of the fencers legs and sometimes arms. Each fencing federation designs their own logo and then submits this to the FIE for approval. Some federations have complex designs that are on the legs and arms and some have simple designs only on the leg. Continue reading →

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