The Horizon foil mask has a layer of our electrically conductive lightweight silver lame to create the valid target area on the bib of the mask. We use 4 layers of the lame for the tab used to attach the electric mask wire, this is for the best connection and the highest durability. The lame is washable and due to the high concentration of silver is anti-microbial keeping it fresh.
The mask uses a stainless steel shell coated with a durable layer of ultra-thin Nylon. The mesh is then sprayed internally with matt black ink to ensure no internal glare. It has a 350 Newton bib for protection and is padded for comfort. The lining is durable and water resistant to keep the bib fresh. The mask uses our patented and exclusive Contour-Fit® System. This design in mask fitting uses a 3 point adjustment system so that the fit can be altered to fit all shapes of head.
If you are fencing foil in the UK and are in an age group that does not require a full size 5 blade then you do not need a mask with a lame bib however once you are using a size 5 blade (usually at 13 in the UK) you will not be allowed to compete without one. Rules for the use of lame bibs vary from country to country so please check the regulations in your country before purchasing a foil mask for a child.
"The Contour-Fit back is the ultimate in mask comfort. Once you have tried it you will never go back." World Combat Games Champion - Richard Kruse