At the end of a club night in August, the épée squad joined the veteran sabreurs for half an hour of sabre combat. Despite the differences between the sports, a series of hard-fought bouts were enjoyed by all. The épée-ists held their own although they were penalised for their tendency to start half-way across the en guarde line. “I’ve never ever heard such polite refereeing” commented Head Coach Iain Aberdeen after the sabre referee apologised for not awarding a point to the épée-ist. It was a great way to end a tough nights training.