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    Default Army issue plastron???

    http://imgur.com/a/ltpd0

    Picked this up and wondered what it's suitability would be for electric fencing. Has Army written on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenorclef View Post
    http://imgur.com/a/ltpd0

    Picked this up and wondered what it's suitability would be for electric fencing. Has Army written on it.
    I believe that kevlar FIE gear had expiry dates due to the material degrading. So probably not suitable.

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    Got to be marked CEN Level 2.

    Plus trusting your life to a 32 year old piece of clothing with unknown provenance/maintenance is not a good idea.

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    OK cheers 🍻 perhaps I'll just hold onto it for steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenorclef View Post
    OK cheers 🍻 perhaps I'll just hold onto it for steam.
    You can get hurt by a broken dry blade as easily as a broken electric one.

    Given the age and likely degradation of the kevlar....Id put it aside as a display piece and get a new current one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Fencer View Post
    You can get hurt by a broken dry blade as easily as a broken electric one.

    Given the age and likely degradation of the kevlar....Id put it aside as a display piece and get a new current one.
    Good call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenorclef View Post
    Good call!
    I'm an armorer....it's what I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenorclef View Post
    http://imgur.com/a/ltpd0

    Picked this up and wondered what it's suitability would be for electric fencing. Has Army written on it.
    Please just buy a starter kit.

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