Havana Fencing based down in Cork have been appointed as the exclusive Irish distributor for the Hungarian PBT brand of fencing equipment. As far as I know, they are the only active distributor in Ireland but if I’m wrong leave a comment and I’ll change the post!
Havana Fencing are aiming to provide better value than the UK and German suppliers of fencing gear which may be of interest to cash strapped fencers. I’ve bought some items directly from PBT in Hungary before so it’ll be interesting to see how the prices measure up against buying direct.
As you can see from the picture, the PBT Vniti bladed foil is my foil of choice. They are stiff and they are heavy but the balance is ok and they last a long time. I’ve had two for about three years now and they are as good as new. (Chance being what it is one of them will probably break next week). As I recall, they are also one of the cheapest maraging blades on the market so they make a good beginner’s blade. I’ve a few other bits and pieces of PBT kit too and it’s all been good stuff so there shouldn’t be any problems with quality. Fencing is the national sport of Hungary after all.