This is the all new for 2012 version two Tungsten pommel designed by Rick Zehr. This pommel is the absolute best pommel the world has ever seen and no compromises at all have been made in its design and construction. Based on feedback from the previous pommel the version two now has a stainless steel helicoil thread for added strength. A more tapered shape with fluting in the sides to give better grip against rotational forces and a round end profile to make the pommel fit better in the palm of your hand.
For fencers who use a French grip in order to gain extra reach ("pommeling" or "posting") this sintered Tungsten pommel provides the ultimate counterbalance to the mass of your blade. Tungsten is almost twice as dense as lead (71% heavier than lead) but as hard as steel! The pommel is made of three parts, the thread inside the pommel is stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance, the front part is made from lightweight but durable Aluminium and the last part is made from sintered Tungsten. This combination puts 85% of the mass in the last 20mm or 3/4 inch. The net result of this is that it moves the point of balance of the weapon as far back as possible without adding excessive weight.
This is the best pommel ever made for fencers who are looking for extra reach whilst maintaining tight control of the blade.