FRANCHINI BLADES is located in the heart of the Brescia area, a territory highly renowned throughout Italy and the world for the production of fencing blades.
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.
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 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 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.