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What is Dagger Fencing?
Two weapon electric sport fencing has finally arrived! This new and exciting sport is ideal for experienced fencers who seek the intensity and thrill of actual two-weapon sword combat utilizing standard epee style fencing equipment.
This Olympic style fencing sport incorporates a secondary weapon (dagger) used in tandem with the epee to represent the classical style of two handed fencing popular in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. This sport is often a game of provocation, with each player trying to parry with one weapon and attack with the other. A point is scored by depressing the tip of either blade against any part of the opponent. Fencers can receive a point from either weapon and there is a possibility of both weapons being activated simultaneously.
Competitors wear standard protective fencing equipment consisting of jackets, knickers, gloves, masks, and hard plastic chest protection. The "Y" style body cord is worn under the jacket and connects both weapons to the scoring apparatus. The flexible dagger is manufactured in one optimal blade length and available in left or right hand.
Tethered Olympic Style Dagger fencing:
Olympic Dagger Fencing is performed on a standard length fencing strip and tethered scoring equipment. The rules and scoring are basically the same as standard épée fencing only there is the addition of the dagger weapon in the opposing hand.
Wireless Dagger Fencing:
This sport differs from Olympic Dagger Fencing in several ways. Wireless fencing utilizes a 20’ x 20’ square or round piste and wireless scoring technology. Fencers can move in any direction around the piste to score a point. This type of fencing technique reflects tactics that were often used in actual sword combat.
Will Dagger Fencing become an Olympic Sport?
The Dagger Fencing Committee is promoting this fun, safe sport to some day be a part of the Olympic Games.
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What is the Dagger Fencing Association?
The Dagger Fencing Association (DFA) was created specifically to promote a new combat sport that reflects main gauche and rapier style blade work of the early Renaissance. Much of the FIE & USFA rules were integrated into this sport so individuals versed in Olympic Fencing will easily adapt, providing they have sufficient ambidextrous skill to master the centuries old techniques. The main difference between Olympic épée fencing and Dagger Fencing is the elimination of tethered scoring equipment to allow unlimited footwork in a round or square piste.
What does a Dagger weapon look like?
The Dagger Weapon is 66 cm in length from tip to pommel and features a flexible blade with a saber guard, 3 prong standard épée plug, rubber saber handle, felt pad and épée style tip. The guard is connected to the blade with a standard saber metal pommel.
The one-of-a-kind Y-style electric body cord is compatible with standard épée weapons and scoring equipment. One end connects to the dagger, one end connects to the épée and the "Y" plug connects to the scoring device.
The dagger weapon was engineered by the product development company INVETON LLC to create a light weight, flexible weapon with similiar characteristics of Olympic style fencing equipment.
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Can anyone Dagger Fence?
Yes, this new sport is ideal for experienced épée fencers who seek the intensity and thrill of actual two-weapon sword combat.
How do you play?
The easiest way to get started in dagger fencing is to follow Olympic Épée rules at your local salle while using the new dagger weapon on a standard strip in tandem with your existing épée. For the official rules and regulations that involve a square or round piste while utilizing wireless scoring equipment download a FREE copy of the official DFA 2012 rulebook found on the RESOURCES page.
In addition to the weapons, is there anything special I need to Dagger Fence?
To ensure safety and protection while dagger fencing in a round or square piste, a back zipper jacket is required. While fencing on a standard strip a standard regulation fencing jacket is acceptable. A full body plasteron and fencing glove for each hand is mandatory.
If you don’t have a full body plasteron, you can wear a left and right hand plasteron together.
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