Alchem Inc Scarf Sword Hilts
314 East 195th St.
Euclid, Ohio 44119
alchem@en.com

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Several years ago one of our suppliers cut and shipped us several hundred of a discontinued dagger guard by mistake. These have been collecting dust and rust on a shelf in our shop. It recently occurred to me that these could be cleaned up, finished, and mounted on our long blades to make what was known in the early 1600s as a scarf sword. Scarf swords were so named since they were carried tied in the knot of a sash worn over one shoulder or wrapped around the waist of military officers, as was the fashion of the time. Collecters sometimes refer to swords of this type as town or pillow swords. The latter names were given since in the days before reliable small firearms, they were supposedly worn by civilians when out on the streets, or kept near the bed or even under the pillow for defence of the home against intruders. Our product is basically a small rapier at the price of a dagger. Scarf swords were simple, consisting of a short cross guard, grip, pommel and a light blade. Ours comes with a 36 inch long blade a 10 ounce pommel and wooden slab grips. Blades may be ordered as short as 24 inches in length. Comparing our scarf hilts to other models mounted on similar blades, inch for inch the scarf sword is our lightest rapier.



Prices are as follows:
  • Scarf Sword with flat tang blade (any finish) $125 US ($120 foreign) 1.78 pounds = .807 kgs
    To US
  • Scarf Sword with flat tang flamberge blade (any finish) $175 US ($170 foreign) 1.78 pounds = .807 kgs
    To US
  • Scarf Sword with Alchem rectangular rod tang blade (any finish) $125 US ($120 foreign) 1.78 pounds = .807 kgs
    To US
If you are ordering a hilt and blade to be shipped to an address outside the US, send us an email at alchem@en.com with the hilt type, blade length, and destination, and we'll calculate the shipping cost.
When ordering, be sure to specify (PayPal provides for comments to seller)
  • hilt finish ('B'lack or 'G'ray),
  • Please note: If not specified, the defaults are gray, unstained wood.
  • blade length
  • Please note: If not specified, the default length is 36 inches.