In the above photo is an example of our spadroon hilt, also sometimes referred to as a mortuary hilt. These have an approximately 4 3/4 inch long wooden grip, and may be ordered alone, or mounted on any of our blades, straight or curved. The above example is mounted on one of our Alchem schlager rapier blades. This design consists of a knuckle and side guards protected by curved shells with our Pappenheimer perforation. The above hilt is based on an example in the collection of the Cleveland Museum Of Art and was a popular design with both infantry and cavalry from the late 16th Century on.
One of the advantages of this design is that the side guards merge with the knuckle guard, leaving the pommel end of the hilt open for thrusts.