Fight fast and fight hard. But not without the right gear.

Lightspeed-saber fencing is the perfect middle-ground between casual, unprotected dueling and high-intensity, full-armored combat. No matter what the format, some investment in equipment is required. But it is well worth it.

Below you'll find everything you need to start Lightspeed-saber fencing. Click on the images to go to a suggested retailer.


The most fundamental thing you need for Lightspeed-saber fencing is an LED-saber. Luckily, you have tons of options to choose from. The only requirements for Lightspeed are that they are shorter than 12.5" and that they do not have any sharp or small-edged protrusions.

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A 3/4" OD blade is required by Lightspeed. This blade size is only offered by a few saber manufacturers and suppliers. But you can also buy them from Lightspeed.


Hand protection is very important. Thankfully, there are lots of options. Hockey, HEMA, and kendo gloves work fine. But lacrosse gloves are most common and economical. We recommend men's lacrosse gloves (regardless of your gender), and retailing for at least $49, to ensure you have adequate protection.


The most effective choices for head protection are fencing, kendo, and HEMA masks. These come in a variety of protective levels and weapon specializations. Any weapon specialization is fine, and the lowest protective level-- typically rated for 350N-- is more than adequate. 

elbow/forearm guards

While not required for general practice and sparring, elbow or forearm guards are required for competition. Any price range is acceptable.

Once you've got your gear, it's time to find a Lightspeed training base and get some practice in! Or, if there isn't one near you, maybe you should start your own! Contact us.