Safety: The Plastron

Always wear an under plastron. This is a half jacket that covers your sword arm side and is worn under the fencing jacket.

Get one in the right size, wide enough to cover your torso to the centre line in front.

Plastrons come in different weights (measured in Newtons of force) offering levels of protection. 350N is the current minimum for club use. When buying new, get an 800N plastron.

Advertisements