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Combining Tradition, technology and experience to achieve the highest quality

Esprit Blades - an Olympic fencing blades manufacturer - offers top quality foil, epee and sabers; the ultimate fusion of Alberto Franchini’s sporting experience and technical experience gained in the family-owned mechanical-steel forging company - Franchini Acciai Spa. Multi-times Italian- and European champion, former national athlete Alberto Franchini has gained fencing experience that has allowed him, in over twenty years of participation in the sport, to understand the important needs of the best athletes in Olympic fencing:  from the most evident fixes, to the smallest tweaks, so as to provide the market with a complete, flexible and customisable sports blade.

The Province of Brescia - longstanding home of quality fencing blades - is also the territory where both the culture and the tradition of Italian fencing is being proudly renewed through the forgings of Esprit Blades: competent workshops with in-house quality excellence, and the ability to re-introduce and re-position Italian blades in the top ranks; where they were once world-famous. The use of Maraging steel, hammer- forging, together with stringent production and quality control processes, ensure the perfect balancing of each blade… a feature that all potential fencing champions will experience with our blades, which are completely customisable according to each athlete’s requirements.

The experience

Let yourself be guided by the experience of multi-times Italian- and European champion Alberto Franchini. Esprit Blades encompass Alberto’s experience learned on the piste, and with his expertise gained in the family-owned company - Franchini Acciai Spa, which since 1968, has been consistently mastering the art of steel forging.

The forging

Esprit Blades foil, epee and sabers are hammer-forged through a highly-intensive manual and qualitative process that, with the use of Maraging Steel, allows us to create resilient and flexible sporting blades… resulting in a blade with enhanced durability and precision; ultimate qualities that future fencing champions won’t want to overlook.

The tradition

The perfect equilibrium and balancing of our sporting blades is the result of a proud tradition in fencing that is being renewed in Brescia, historically world-famous in the forging of fencing blades.

The quality

The complex and lengthy production phases required to achieve the sought-after levels of excellence:  Each foil, epee and saber from Esprit Blades tells their own story.  Hand-finished, our sports blades are put through rigorous control tests that are regulated by the international body of materials accreditation of the various federations in every country and including of course, the FIE.  We use uniformly homologated machinery for our testing procedures.