From the piste to the forging hammer: the excellence in quality of fencing blades from Esprit 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.
Perfectly balanced and made of Maraging steel, fencing blades from Esprit Blades are hand-finished and available in regulatory sizes: 85-, 88- and 90 blades.
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Esprit Blades was born to supply high-quality blades to fencers, achievable only through a deep understanding of the fencing athletes’ needs. Esprit 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.
Esprit 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.
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.