The Care and Feeding of All Things Fencing, Third Edition
"The Care and Feeding of All Things Fencing" is a must have book for all aspiring and practicing Armorers, as well as all fencers who wish to learn how to repair and maintain their equipment. While there are several books and websites that touch on certain aspects of Armoring, this is the first book ever to cover the full range of equipment related to the Sport of Fencing; from weapons, to clothing, to scoring equipment. It is written in an easy to read manner, and sprinkled with humor and anecdotes about the technical aspect of the sport that make it both informative and entertaining.
The Third Edition of the book includes the latest changes to equipment, to include the changes to the foil target area, new lightweight conductive strips, and visor masks. It also has, for the first time, a section on equipment related to Wheelchair Fencing!
Organized for ease of use, it describes each of the parts of each of the weapons and how they work; the various pieces of equipment used, and worn, by fencers, and finally, the components of the scoring system. Each description includes basic maintenance and care tips for each item.
Basic skills, along with plans for tools and helpful fixtures are included in the next portion of the book. This area describes some of the tools and techniques used in repairing equipment or building fixtures and devices that make working on fencing gear a bit easier.
The last portion of the book contains chapters on Basic and Advanced repairs, trouble shooting and training devices. Here detailed descriptions, pictures and illustrations guide the reader through the various processes and techniques.