Cotton Plastron: Safety and value a must
The plastron or underarm protector is required at all competitions as well as many clubs. You wear it under your jacket to protect your vital organs from broken blades. It adds an double layer of safety covering the weapon arm, the chest and belly, and part of the back, with no seam at the armpit. This cotton canvas model is durable and safe.
Right-handed fencers wear it with the label showing; left-handers just reverse it. Its all youll need for all domestic competitions.