As part of the minor Advanced Prototyping, students were asked to develop a prototype for a personal project. David van Nunen, IDE student, decided to develop a personalised handle for a fencing sword (see the above picture). An active fencer himself, he thinks the attention he put into the revised grip and the different way of dimensioning the product drastically improve comfort and ergonomics, while offering a more dynamic and modern look. Since the product was dimensioned after the international regulations, he is optimistic about the use in actual (international) matches.
For more information, see this article (Dutch only).