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In the Olympic Games, the foil, the épée and the saber are used by both men and women.
fencing weapons [1] saber foil épée

saber click to hear

Thrusting, cutting and slicing weapon whose blade is usually curved and sharp on one side only; its maximum weight is 1.1 lb, the same as that of the foil.

foil click to hear

Lightweight thrusting weapon (maximum weight of 1.1 lb) with a flexible blade whose cross section is square or rectangular.

épée click to hear

Thrusting weapon with a tapered blade whose cross section is a triangle; it is more rigid and heavier than a foil, weighing up to 1.7 lb.