Fencing Equipment

Fencing Equipment

Post by Michael Col » Wed, 29 Sep 1993 02:53:19


Hi!

Does anyone know of fencing companies which purchase used fencing
equipment.  I have a mask, foil, jacket, and left-hand glove I want to sell.

Thanks!

 
 
 

Fencing Equipment

Post by <MA.. » Wed, 29 Sep 1993 18:39:53


says:

Quote:

>Hi!

>Does anyone know of fencing companies which purchase used fencing
>equipment.  I have a mask, foil, jacket, and left-hand glove I want to sell.

>Thanks!

Here in State College, PA, there is an outlet of "Play It Again Sports", a stor
e that specializes in buying & selling all sorts of used sporting equipment.  T
hey do have some fencing equipment, but I wouldn't recommend buying any of it.
Their prices, at least here, aren't significantly less than for cheap new stuff
, & I'd be leery of buying something like and old mask that might not be up to
specs for safety considerations.
                                         Mad Dog
                                       ={--------

 
 
 

Fencing Equipment

Post by Susan Mullhau » Thu, 30 Sep 1993 12:39:59

Quote:

>I'd be leery of buying something like and old mask that might not be up to
>specs for safety considerations.

I generally discourage people from using very old masks unless they
know how to test them with a proper punch. You can in principle
properly test a used mask before buying it, but this is not such a
good idea. Although you might find it safe to use today, how long will
it stay safe? Unless you know who you're buying it from and know
how long they have used it, _and_ what they roll up and leave
in the mask to rot in their fencing bag, then get a new mask.

Later,
Andrew Mullhaupt