Glove

Fencing Glove

A fencer needs one glove to protect the weapon hand. The glove must be in good condition without any holes —including a wire hole.

Any glove may be used for foil, epee, or non-electric sabre. An FIE electric sabre glove or an FIE glove & cuff combination may be used for electric sabre. Both USA Fencing and FIE competitions require an 800 N FIE glove for sabre.

Foil
Epee
Non-electric glove

STANDARD NON-ELECTRIC GLOVE

This can be used for foil and epee. You cannot compete in sabre with this glove.

banned in sabre by the FIE (2015)
banned in sabre by USA Fencing (2015)

Foil
Epee
Sabre
Non-electric glove

FIE NON-ELECTRIC GLOVE

An 800 N glove is legal in all three weapons. In order to compete in sabre this must combined with a conductive cuff.

Sabre
FIE Sabre Glove

STANDARD SABRE GLOVE

This glove does not meet the 800 N requirements and cannot be used in competitions.

banned in sabre by the FIE (2015)
banned in sabre by USA Fencing (2015)

Sabre
FIE Sabre Glove

FIE SABRE GLOVE

An 800 N sabre glove. The cuff of this glove is electric, so there is no need to use a separate electric cuff.

Sabre

SABRE CUFF

(AKA overglove, manchette) The sabre cuff goes over a non-electric glove to make it usable for electric sabre fencing.