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From the piste to the forging hammer: the excellence in quality of fencing blades from Franchini Blades is a result of the combination of the experience of multiple-times champion Alberto Franchini, together with his technical expertise harnessed in the family-owned mechanical-steel forging company - Franchini Acciai Spa.

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Perfectly balanced and made of Maraging steel, fencing blades from Franchini Blades are hand-finished and available in regulatory sizes: 85-, 88- and 90 blades.



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Fully customisable, fencing blades from Franchini Blades meet the requirements of excellence of the various associations of Fencing Salles. Visit our e-commerce tab.



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An age-old discipline

From the early beginnings of ‘hits’ to the electric jacket, fencing is a sword-fighting art that remains timeless. The advent of the use of firearms on the battlefields, shifted the use of “cold-steel” weapons to the sporting arena; thereby crossing over from an offensive- to a more defensive function - that of protecting and shielding oneself from the opponent - as described in the origins of the terminology “fencing”.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Franchini Blades was born to supply high-quality blades to fencers, achievable only through a deep understanding of the fencing athletes’ needs. Franchini Blades is the perfect blend of Alberto Franchini’s 20-years of sporting experience, and his technical expertise gained in the family-owned mechanical-steel forging company, Franchini Acciai Spa.

TECHNOLOGY

Franchini Blades are made of Maraging steel – a metal alloy of Iron, Nickel and Cobalt that provides exceptional hardness with superb flexibility. Through the process of hammer-forging the blades reach a quality of excellence that makes them simultaneously resilient and flexible.


QUALITY

Finished by hand, our blades obtain perfect balance, achieved through strict manufacturing- and internal quality control processes that meet the most stringent standards of the Federation Internationale D'Escrime (FIE), through the use of uniformly homologated machinery.

Dear Sirs, we inform you that our company will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 22nd of December 2018 to 6th of January 2019. We wish you a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.