The ACT Fencing Association has followed the lead of the AFF and banned the use of Leon Paul FIE Epee Blades (as described in the July 3 FIE Letter, below) at State tournaments, effective immediately (as this is a safety issue). The blades are already banned at FIE and AFF events. Fencers will note that Leon Paul has removed its FIE Epee blades from its online catalogue. The ban does not extend to epee blades which are manufactured by BF but sold by Leon Paul. Other blades sold by Leon Paul are not affected.