Modern Olympic
Weapons
Rules
Famous Fictional Fencers
History
Dimensions & Sizes
100

The weapon that can score with the edge of the blade

What is a sabre?

100

3 minutes

What is the time limit of a 5-touch bout?

100

The Three Musketeers

Who are Athos, Porthos & Aramis?

100

1896

When was fencing first introduced in the Olympics?

100

14 meters

What is the length of a fencing strip?

200

The weapon with a retangular blade.

What is a foil?

200

The referee displays this to indicate a penalty touch has been awarded.

What is a red card?

200

The six-fingered man killed my father.

Who is Inigo Montoya?

200

The historian of the US Fencing Association

Who is Andy Shaw?

200

90 centimeters

What is the maximum length of a foil or epee blade?

300

The weapon who's blade has the shortest maximum length.

What is a sabre?

300

1-meter

What is the penalty for going off the side of the fencing strip with one or both feet?

300

The swordfighter with a long nose.

Who is Cyrano de Bergerac?

300

Shreveport, LA

Where is the Museum of American Fencing located?

300

500 grams

What is the maximum weight of a foil or sabre?

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How much weight must a foil tip pressure spring support?

400

The heaviest weapon.

What is an epee?

400

A fencer must do this at the start and end of every bout.

What is a salute?

400

The fencer who always wore a mask over his eyes.

Who is Zorro?

400

1780

What is the year the fencing mask was invented by French master Texier De La Boessiere.

400

20 centimeters.

What is the maximum length of a foil or epee grip?

500

This electrical weapon has only one wire glued in the groove of the blade.

What is a foil?

500

5 minutes

What is the maximum time for an injury or cramp break?

500

The first and last name of the Star Trek character whose favorite sport was fencing.

Who is Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu.

500

1974

What is the year the first fencing master school in the US, the American Fencing Academy in Ithaca, NY, began instruction?

500

4.5cm to 7 cm

What is the required flexibility of an epee blade when tested as specified in the rules?

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