This ultralight weight epee barrel is made from solid titanium meaning the weight is reduced by 48% to just 2.3g. A weight saving of only a few grams doesn't sound like much but it makes a stunning difference to the performance of a blade.
We started looking at using lightweight materials for tips after we saw the ultra-slow motion video "the Speed of Fencing" by Holly Buechel. It demonstrated very clearly the extraordinary amount that a blade and point moves about before, during and after actions and blade contact.
The reduced weight is all the way out at the tip which means the blade feels much lighter and more responsive than one fitted with a standard steel tip. You will find that after an action the point reaches your intended position significantly quicker than a standard point. It literally makes you a faster fencer and this speed carries through to all your actions.
Bas Verwiljen (world No 1 Epeeist): "I am so happy about the new Titanium point. It is still in great shape! I use it almost every day and make a lot of flicks with it! If possible I would like all my blades with this point. Overall, I have found it to be a faster point."
Bas is currently using the titanium base on all of his weapons.
Solid titanium 2.3 g compared to 4.4g