Alchem Rectangular Rod Tang Light Blades For Schlager, And Rapier Fencing
Hilts & Long Blades
Hilts & Dagger Blades
Extra Pommels & Blunts
These are a lighter version of our original long blades, and are manufactured with a 1 inch (schlager rapier model) to 1 1/4 inch (broadsword model) shoulder width tapering to a blunted button tip with a width of approximately 5/16 inch.
Lengths, not including the tang, may be from 32 inches up to 37 inches for the wider broadsword model and 38 inches for the narrower schlager rapier model.
Our Alchem blades have a maximum flex force of from 18 to 25 pounds and a flex force of from 10 to 12 pounds.
If you require a specific maximum or minimum stiffness, please remember to specify this when ordering.
If not specified we shall ship a blade of average stiffness.
Our long blades, hilted or unhilted, are shipped with a rubber bird blunt when not ordered in bulk.
Additional blunts may be ordered separately.
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On the left is a photo of the tang end of a typical rectangular rod tang light blade.
Tangs are 1/8 inch thick.
These are 5/8 inch wide at the shoulder and narrow rapidly to 1/2 inch for most of their length.
They narrow to a round rod threaded 6x1 metric for approximately 1 1/2 inches.
This gives an overall default tang length of up to 6 1/2 inches.
Tangs may have lengths of up to 7 1/2 inches with a shoulder width of 3/4 inch.
The threaded round rod end has a diameter of 7/32 of an inch and is approximately 2 inches long.
Also, please note: Our rectangular rod tanged blades require a custom grip which may be ordered separately at a price of $20 each.
We have added a shopping cart button below by which you can order wooden grips cut to whatever length you require.
The tangs on the current blades are wider for more of their length than on the originals.
Therefore, if you are replacing an Alchem rod tang blade purchased prior to 2012, you may have to use one of our Safeflex broadsword or Safeflex schlager rapier blades in certain of our hilts.
The Safeflex models are all made with a 5/16" diameter round rod which will fit in our older hilts.
If you wish to use one of the new blades, in an old hilt, please e-mail us with the hilt type you are using and we'll let you know if the new model blade will fit.
The 1 1/2 inch threaded section can be shortened down to approximately 1/2 inch giving a 6 inch tang with 1/2 of threading.
If you require a shorter tang, we can provide them in shorter lengths with 1 1/2 inch threaded.
Please be sure to specify this at the time you order.
Additionally, rod tang blades may be ordered slightly curved at no extra charge.
This slight curve is only cosmetic and provides the user with no real advantage.
Non US customers should contact us prior to placing orders and we'll estimate shipping.
Alchem up to 37" rec rod tang light broadsword blade $75 US ($70 foreign) 1.18pounds = .54kgs
Alchem up to 38" rec rod tang light schlager rapier blade $75 US ($70 foreign) 1.18pounds = .54kgs
Order a grip to fit the rec rod tang $20
Bulk orders of 10 to 25 Alchem rec rod tang light blades, price per blade $60 US ($55 foreign) 1.18pounds = .54kgs
Non US customers should contact us prior to placing bulk orders and we'll estimate shipping.
Once your order has shipped, any overpayment will be refunded.
For bulk quantities greater than 25 units, all customers should contact us for pricing and bulk shipping and we'll provide a quote.
When ordering, be sure to specify the desired blade length, and whether you want it curved.
Also, if you require a specific tang length, including threading, specify that as well.
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The default if not specified is 36 inches and straight with a 6 1/2 inch tang of which 1 1/2 inches are threaded.
If you order a grip, be sure to specify its length and finish. The default is brown.