The President of the SEMI Committee of the International Fencing Federation, Mr. Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS came recently from Portugal to Monaco, delivered to Mr. Fernand Prat Junior, inventor of the “handle PRAT” the original of the Certificate Homologation of the FIE for the sabre.
This ceremony took place in the Salle d’Armes “Fernand PRAT” of the Stade Louis II in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II and Monegasque authorities.
This approval to allow all Sabre fencers can use this new grip in international competition like World Cups and World Championships and, as the Olympics.
Other weapons (foil and epee) the “Handle PRAT” can be used in fencing for leisure and the training since it has the qualities of the right handle with ergonomic and more stability and is of great educational value for children and beginners facilitate handling.
(photo credit : Gaëtan LUCI/Palais Princier)