The Purdue Fencing Club welcomes all students who are interested in learning the olympic sport of fencing in all three weapons: foil, epee and saber. We practice three times a week and often travel to compete individually and as team. Purdue Fencing Club started 92 years ago as a 5-member men's varsity foil squad, and grew in popularity. In 1935, Silver Mask, an honorary fraternal order, was created to increase interest in fencing. While men's varsity fencing was dissolved in the 1940s, the Silver Mask fraternity remained to provide a fencing club atmosphere. Today, the club is stronger than ever, with around 50 men and women fencers.