Sabre is a cutting and
thrusting weapon. The weapon weighs no more than 500gr., with a maximum
length of 105 cm.
The valid target area is the whole body, above the waistline, including arms
and mask. This area is covered by a metallic jacket, while the mask is also
electrically conductive and connected to the jacket. A hit on the valid
target area causes a coloured lamp to light up on the registering apparatus.
The combat phrasing in
sabre fencing, is very similar to that of foil fencing. The same basic rule
applies, i.e. an attacker has the advantage as long as the opponent'sí
target is continuously threatened. The phrasing and change of advantage then
develops as the fencers develop their actions.