Which type of fencing is the most similar to a duel?

foil
1435
épée
2506
sabre
1668
all of them
2186
As the entire body is legal target, épée looks like a duel the most. In foil and sabre there are a number of stipulated rules and the target is limited.
correct this question
Ninjai
reach: rather globalfencingmelee weaponssportweapons
foil
épée
sabre
all of them
answers
flagSwitzerland
20%
80%
0%
0%
10
flagItaly
13%
66%
6%
13%
15
flagRussia
25%
41%
16%
16%
12
flagGermany
25%
36%
14%
23%
55
flagNorway
9%
36%
9%
45%
11
flagFrance
25%
33%
25%
16%
12
flagPoland
18%
32%
21%
27%
6630
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
32%
16%
25%
104
flagUnknown
15%
30%
23%
30%
936
flagthe United States
29%
10%
29%
27%
37