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Solothurn HEMA Fechtschwert

The great discovery is upon us!

Solothurn HEMA Fechtschwert - the source on modern practice swords.

"Sporty" feders have a source?! Now, they have!

The Museum Altes Zeughaus in Solothurn Switzerland holds a very well-preserved Fechtschwert, which shows clear signs of regular use in training.

The Solothurn HEMA Fechtschwert version is built to the exact original specifications (including full blade profile, including distal taper, and mass distribution) for those who want to more closely experience the quite different characteristics and dynamics of the originals in their training.

About the Solothurn HEMA Fechtschwert :

  • The original Fechtschwert is currently on display in the Special Exhibition “Alarm !”, On the culture, possession, and use of weapons in the late medieval city (15 October 2022 - 29 May 2023).
  • As curator for the exhibition, Dr. Daniel Jaquet wanted to have an exact replica of the Fechtschwert available beside the original, that the visiting public could handle. He approached Antony Rischard, with whom he has already worked on several interactive museum displays in Minsk (2019) and Morges (2020 & 2021), to source the reproduction and design the interactive display.
  • The museum replica was made by Kvetun Armoury, based on Daniel Jaquet’s photos and precise measurements of the original. Anthony Rischard and Kvetun, with Dr. Jaquet’s encouragement, decided that this project offered an excellent opportunity for the HEMA community: a production version, following the exact original specifications, for HEMA practice.


  • Base price: 350
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Hardness: 47-50 HRC
  • Steel: 60C2A
  • Weight total: 1700 gr
  • Point of balance: 100 mm
  • Total length: 1325 mm
  • Blade length: 1034 mm
  • Handle length: 275 mm
  • Crossguard length: 258 mm
  • Blade width: 25 mm
  • Blade width at the tip: 28 mm


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Total price: 350

Production time: 1,5 month, counting from every 15th or 30th day of the month.
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