I am now producing version 3.0 of the ergonomic pommels, specifically designed for those who post or use Extended French epee style. These are now made of polycarbonate, and are redesigned for convenience. They are not adjustable for weight, but are among the lightest pommels available. These have a knobby surface for non-slip grip without the need for rubber, much like fine checkering on a firearm, and do not require shim washers to adjust the angle, as they use a standard inside hex pommel nut. These will be available soon from The Fencing Post - by December NAC at the latest. The Melting Pommel, on the left, maximizes contact with the small fingers and increases hand comfort when posting. The Palmel, on the right, offers the longest reach of any pommel when posting, and maximizes hand contact for point control and power. Both ergonomic pommels are designed for comfort for all-day use, and the shape and size have been tested and approved by fencers ranging from small slender women to large athletic men. Specifications: - Length = 50mm. Should not cause your French grip weapon to exceed the 20cm maximum legal length from front of bellguard to end of pommel. - Weight = ~20g. Easily the lightest pommels available. - Material = polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is a durable thermoplastic used in products ranging from football helmets to computer mice. It is slightly resilient, and will not shatter. The pommels are 3D-printed and faceted, giving them a surface texture that provides non-slip grip in any glove without requiring a wear-prone rubber coating, and without causing excess wear on the glove. - Warrantee: I’ve tested these for durability in various ways, including a 2-lb. hammer on an anvil. The hammer simply bounces off. If one ever does break, I will promptly replace it and provide postage-paid return. - Competition Legality: These pommels are fully legal in all US and International competition, according to US SEMI, Ted Li, and Dan DeChaine. See further information below. Installation - To install, insert the flat washer in the hole, followed by the lockwasher and pommel nut. Do NOT enlarge the hole in the pommel, as these are made to be a press-fit on the pommel nut. Just put the pommel nut on the end of your Allen wrench to hold it straight, and press firmly into the hole until it bottoms out. Then screw the pommel onto the tang (it will be tight the first time), turn the pommel to your desired angle and tighten the pommel nut.