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Leon Paul Mask Padding

Leon Paul Mask Padding

Fencers! You've got your heart set on purchasing our FIE X-Change mask (for yourself or as a gift for someone else), but feel a bit overwhelmed by the choice of padding we offer? We have put together some useful information to help you choose the padding which is right for you (tables and videos with fitting advice included!). Continue reading →

Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

The shoeholic is back! (You remember the confessions of Johanna, our footwear-addicted employee, from last week, right?) We obviously couldn’t leave it at a report about her first impression of our new Hic-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe, but also asked her to weigh up  the Razors against the Nike Air Zoom fencing shoes (also known as “Nike Ballestra”) in order to help you choose the style which suits you best. Read on for the full comparison, including size and fit of both trainers. Continue reading →

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

You might know the reasons behind its development, you might have received a newsletter promoting it and you might even have purchased it already…but do you really know the story of FoilGuard, the new EVA soft cover mandatory for all fencers wearing a chest protector in official FIE competitions (and domestic events in many countries *)? We’ve gathered some insight with our supplier when the product just came out last spring – read on for our background story about Richard Shearer and his company QP sports.  (Spoiler: even if you don’t know it , you might already own one of their products! )   Continue reading →

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

This is a short video to show you how to cut and thread the tang of a fencing blade. Whether it's foil, epee or sabre the process is the same. Continue reading →

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

Ziemowit Wojciechowski is a GB Olympic Coach, Head coach of ZFW fencing club and the coach of world number 3 Richard Kruse. Recently he has taken his club into the future by switching to wireless fencing, here is what he has to say: Four months ago I purchased 4 wireless machines from Leon Paul for my fencing club, ZFW, and I haven’t looked back. Continue reading →

LED Sabre – Is the Force strong with this one?

LED Sabre – Is the Force strong with this one?

Fencers, have you come across our LED lightsabre yet? In case you're wondering why a fencing manufacturer is selling a gadget like this: if made from the right materials (ours is made from polycarbonate and suitable for controlled sparring), a lightsabre is not a just a toy, but a fantastic opportunity to bring a unique take on martial arts. We've asked Faisal Mian, the London instructor of UK-based "Silver Sabres" Combat Academy, to outline the principles and development of what could become a new type of combat sports.  In his first contribution today Faisal explains the leading idea behind the art of LED sabre combat. Read his full report after the jump. Continue reading →

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

When you’re looking for good trainers specifically designed for fencing, the market doesn’t really seem to offer much choice: a few models proposed by the two giants of sportswear brands (recognisable either by an emblematic swoosh or iconic three stripes), and that’s it, right? Well, not quite: Since 2018, there is also the Razor fencing shoe, a style developed by Leon Paul in cooperation with the Anglo-Dutch brand Hi-Tec. We had them tested by Johanna, one of our employees, who is a (very active) fencer and also nurtures a deep passion for shoes. The perfect human guinea pig for the task. Read on to know all about her first impression of our new shoes.  Continue reading →

Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Prior to the 1989 Senior World Championships being held in Chicago, all firms pitching to supply the apparatus for this event were invited to a National circuit competition in Chicago to trial their F.I.E. approved sabre apparatus. Continue reading →

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on... Continue reading →

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Leon Paul Mask Padding

Leon Paul Mask Padding

Fencers! You've got your heart set on purchasing our FIE X-Change mask (for yourself or as a gift for someone else), but feel a bit overwhelmed by the choice of padding we offer? We have put together some useful information to help you choose the padding which is right for you (tables and videos with fitting advice included!). Continue reading →

LED Sabre – Is the Force strong with this one?

LED Sabre – Is the Force strong with this one?

Fencers, have you come across our LED lightsabre yet? In case you're wondering why a fencing manufacturer is selling a gadget like this: if made from the right materials (ours is made from polycarbonate and suitable for controlled sparring), a lightsabre is not a just a toy, but a fantastic opportunity to bring a unique take on martial arts. We've asked Faisal Mian, the London instructor of UK-based "Silver Sabres" Combat Academy, to outline the principles and development of what could become a new type of combat sports.  In his first contribution today Faisal explains the leading idea behind the art of LED sabre combat. Read his full report after the jump. Continue reading →

Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

The shoeholic is back! (You remember the confessions of Johanna, our footwear-addicted employee, from last week, right?) We obviously couldn’t leave it at a report about her first impression of our new Hic-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe, but also asked her to weigh up  the Razors against the Nike Air Zoom fencing shoes (also known as “Nike Ballestra”) in order to help you choose the style which suits you best. Read on for the full comparison, including size and fit of both trainers. Continue reading →

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

When you’re looking for good trainers specifically designed for fencing, the market doesn’t really seem to offer much choice: a few models proposed by the two giants of sportswear brands (recognisable either by an emblematic swoosh or iconic three stripes), and that’s it, right? Well, not quite: Since 2018, there is also the Razor fencing shoe, a style developed by Leon Paul in cooperation with the Anglo-Dutch brand Hi-Tec. We had them tested by Johanna, one of our employees, who is a (very active) fencer and also nurtures a deep passion for shoes. The perfect human guinea pig for the task. Read on to know all about her first impression of our new shoes.  Continue reading →

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

You might know the reasons behind its development, you might have received a newsletter promoting it and you might even have purchased it already…but do you really know the story of FoilGuard, the new EVA soft cover mandatory for all fencers wearing a chest protector in official FIE competitions (and domestic events in many countries *)? We’ve gathered some insight with our supplier when the product just came out last spring – read on for our background story about Richard Shearer and his company QP sports.  (Spoiler: even if you don’t know it , you might already own one of their products! )   Continue reading →

Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Denver 1989. The first World Championships with electric sabre.

Prior to the 1989 Senior World Championships being held in Chicago, all firms pitching to supply the apparatus for this event were invited to a National circuit competition in Chicago to trial their F.I.E. approved sabre apparatus. Continue reading →

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

How to Thread Your Blade Tang

This is a short video to show you how to cut and thread the tang of a fencing blade. Whether it's foil, epee or sabre the process is the same. Continue reading →

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on... Continue reading →

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

One of the world's top coaches goes wireless!

Ziemowit Wojciechowski is a GB Olympic Coach, Head coach of ZFW fencing club and the coach of world number 3 Richard Kruse. Recently he has taken his club into the future by switching to wireless fencing, here is what he has to say: Four months ago I purchased 4 wireless machines from Leon Paul for my fencing club, ZFW, and I haven’t looked back. Continue reading →

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