Female fencer holding fencing foil - photographer: Buero Monaco. For more information on the different types of fencing weapons visit this page http://academyoffencingmasters.com/blog/fencing-rules-for-novice-parents-differences-for-foil-epee-and-sabre/ . This is a fencing foil, both according to the photographer and the referenced site.
Fencing Weapons: Epee, Foil, Saber [Photographic Print at AllPosters.com] (See the middle sword -- that's an ITALIAN foil, not well-known in this fencing generation's knowledge of different schools of fencing. I learned this weapon starting when I was 7 years old, when my father put a sword in my hand & said "you will learn to fence!". I thought my fingers would break at times - it's a difficult weapon to use -- but has strengths you wouldn't believe. JEO)