Facts about Foil

Foil fencing

 

The Foil was used for resolving matters of honour.

A light, flexible weapon with which only thrusts with the point of the weapon to the opponent’s trunk of body count as valid hits.

Hits count on the abdomen, chest and back but not on the the arms, legs and head.

Points are scored by the fencer who hits the target area and has “right of attack“.

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