Alchem Disability And Light Hilts
314 East 195th St.
Euclid, Ohio 44119
alchem@en.com

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The above are photos of our lightest hilts mounted on our new disability low weight blades. Over the past several years we've had requests for extra light blades for fencers with disabilities and other issues which required narrower blades with less mass. At this time these blades are available only in the straight version and only when mounted on one of our hilts. Blades may be ordered in lengths from 32 inches to 38 inches. The lightest weights are attained when the blade length is kept near 34 1/2 inches which was typical of most schlagers. The shorter blades also allow the use of lighter pommels. Length is measured from the tip of the blade to the front of the shells. The hilt in the photo to the left is available with a knuckle guard, or with the knuckle guard removed to further reduce weight. This hilt has a ricasso long enough for two fingers between the cross guard and shells. It has a 34 3/4 inch blade from tip to shells, 37 inches from tip to cross guard, and a weight of 28 ounces (792 grams). The middle photo shows a hilt with no knuckle guard and slightly forward swept cross guards. It has a ricasso large enough for one finger only. This example weighs 27 ounces (761 grams) with a 37 inch blade from tip to shells. The photo on the right shows an extra light blade mounted on our extra small rapier hilt. It has a cross guard only 3/16th by 3/16th inch square with a length of 6 inches, no knuckle guard, and small perforated shells. This example has a 34 3/4 inch blade to the shells, 36 3/4 inches to the cross guard, and weighs 21.5 ounces (610.5 grams). When necessary we can reduce the weight of these blades even further by removing metal from the forte, but that will increase assembly time due to the extra grinding required. We can also mount these low weight blades on some of our other light hilts such as our smallsword, main gauche, & etc.

Prices are as follows: On orders to addresses outside the US, please contact us for international shipping prior to ordering.
  • Light rapier hilt & blade, two finger ricasso, no knuckle guard (any finish) $180 US ($175 foreign) 1.2pounds
    To US
  • Light rapier hilt & blade, two finger ricasso (any finish) $180 US ($175 foreign) 1.2pounds
    To US
  • Light rapier hilt & blade, one finger, no knuckle guard (any finish) $180 US ($175 foreign) 1.2pounds
    To US
  • Extra small rapier hilt & light blade (any finish) $160 US ($155 foreign) 1.2pounds
    To US
When ordering, be sure to specify (PayPal provides for comments to seller)
  • Metal finish ('B'lack or 'G'ray),
  • Perforation pattern if any ('P'appenheimer or 'M'ercenary),
  • Blade length 32 to 38 inches,
  • Please note: If not specified, the defaults are gray metal, 36 inches, Pappenheimer.