Alchem Inc Fencing Swept Hilts
314 East 195th St.
Euclid, Ohio 44119
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The following swept hilt models are variations on what is known as a Pappenheimer which is an early type of swept hilt. These all have a knuckle guard, a pair of pierced shell guards protecting the ricasso, and swept arms connecting the shells to the knuckle and cross guard. Guards are available in two lengths and may be ordered straight, curved forward (C shaped), or serpentine (S shaped (with the upper arm curved forward and the lower arm curved back to follow the knuckle guard)).
To the right is an example of our "Mercenary" model with the long (11 3/4") curved forward (C shaped) guard, in the brushed steel gray finish. This model has a pierce work design consisting of hearts and spades surrounded by diamonds and clubs. This design is also available on our main gauche dagger hilts.
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  To the left is an example of our "Pappenheimer" model with the long (11 3/4") serpentine (S shaped) guard, in the factory blue black finish. This model has a pierce work design identical to that seen on a rapier in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum Of Art. This design is also available on our side ring and main gauche dagger hilts.
To the right is an example of our "Ring" model with the short (10") straight guard, in the brushed steel gray finish. This model has a pierce work design consisting of non-concentric rings supported by four lobed clubs. With the short guard, this is the lightest of the three available swept models.
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  To the left is an example of our star model with the long (11 3/4") serpentine (S shaped) guard, in the factory blue black finish.




Prices are as follows:
  • Swept Hilt alone (any model, finish, or guard) $150 US ($145 foreign) 1.6pounds = .73kgs
    To US To Canada Other Countries
  • Hilt with Alchem rod tang Safeflex schlager/rapier blade (any model, finish, or guard) $235 US ($230 foreign) 2.4pounds = 1.08kgs
    To US
  • Hilt with Alchem flat tang up to 40 inch blade (any model, finish, or guard) $230 US ($225 foreign) 2.4pounds = 1.08kgs
    To US
  • Hilt with Alchem flat tang up to 40 inch flamberge blade (any model, finish, or guard) $280 US ($275 foreign) 2.4pounds = 1.08kgs
    To US
  • Hilt with Alchem rectangular rod tang up to 43 inch blade (any model, finish, or guard) $230 US ($225 foreign) 2.4pounds = 1.08kgs
    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 swept rapier hilts, be sure to specify (PayPal provides for comments to seller)
  • hilt model ('M'ercenary, 'P'appenheimer, 'R'ing, 'S'tar),
  • finish ('B'lack or 'G'ray),
  • guard length (10" or 11 3/4"),
  • shape for 11 3/4" guards ('I' straight, 'C' curved, 'S' serpentine).
  • Please note: If not specified, the defaults are Pappenheimer, gray, 10", straight.
If your order includes a blade, be sure to also specify
  • blade length.
  • stiffness (see the Long Blades page for examples).
  • Please note: If not specified, the defaults are 36", Medium stiffness.
If you are ordering a complete rapier or hilt and prefer the 12 ounce pommel (at no extra charge), click this button:
If you are ordering a complete rapier or hilt and prefer the 16 ounce 2inch ball pommel (at a charge of an additional $4), click this button:


All but one of the Photos displayed on this page were provided by H.Ravenwood