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Does it make sense to say "he was so serious about the sport that he had his own sword"? I fence competitively, and just about everyone who does so owns several swords, and will typically bring two or three to a bout in case one breaks. --unsigned

I would say that you are serious about fencing, since you compete. You own your own swords. The people you described are also competitive (by your description at least), and they too own their own swords. I have had friends who were not competitive, were not serious about it, and they did not own swords. You almost seem to have proven the point :) --OuroborosCobra 04:52, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Aren't they called "foils" or something? --Alan del Beccio 04:53, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
LOL, yes, yes they are. --OuroborosCobra 04:54, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Actually, foils are one of 3 main types- so most people just call them weapons, at least in my experience. I have edited the page to reflect this.--24.63.1.198 22:15, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I removed the following line:

He was so serious about the sport that he had his own foil.

Despite the above discussion, owning your own sword is a given if you compete, which Picard did. It's like saying "he was so serious about tennis, he owned his own racket" or even "he was so serious about running, he owned his own shoes". I never competed in fencing, only took classes for fun (and exercise), and I own two foils and a mask. -- Renegade54 20:59, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

If Picard is a Epeeist not a Sabreur why is he holding a sabre (instead of a epee) in both of the pictures?
Might it be more sense to say that he preferred Epee (if that is true) but also fenced sabre or that he fenced Epee and Sabre.The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.192.200.249 (talk). 23:39, October 5, 2012 (UTC)

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