Renown in the muzzle loading world for its consistency and exceptional quality, the Swiss range of black is ultimate choice for any shooter looking to get the best performance from their gun. The Swiss black powder company was formed in 1853 and is the only black powder mill of its kind still operating in Switzerland. Still in their original premises on the banks of Lake Geneva, Swiss powder has the pedigree that makes it the best black powder on the market. Henry Krank & Co are proud to be the sole UK importers of Swiss Black Powder.

Swiss Shooting Powders

Made of Alder Buckthorn Charcoal, the difference between Swiss black powder and other brands is immediately obvious, Swiss black powder has a slightly silvery quality, due to the high quality of the charcoal used. The quality control of Swiss black powder is second to none, each batch is tested against a number of stringent criteria to ensure each batch is as consistent in performance as the last. Swiss black powder comes in a variety of granular sizes to suit all gun, from pistol to long gun.

Swiss Fuse Powders

Along with their exceptional range of shooting powders, Swiss black powder also produce the OB and OB special line of superfine priming powder. This powder is excellent for use in flintlocks and matchlocks, or for pre-priming percussion guns. Its superfine qualities make it highly efficient and will ignite in the pan of even the poorest sparking flintlock. Swiss OB and OB Special are available in 250g containers, and this highly efficient powder only needs to be used sparingly for full effect.

Type F equivalent Corns per gram Granulation (mm) Use Package size
Swiss No.1 FFFF 10-15000 0.25-0.5 Muzzle loading handgun 1kg
Swiss No.2 FFF 3-5000 0.5-0.8 Muzzle loading rifle 1kg
Swiss No.3 FF 1-2000 0.65-1.2 Muzzle loading rifle 1kg
Swiss No.4 1 ½ F 7-900 0.85-1.2 Muzzle loading rifle/shotgun 1kg
Swiss No.5 F 450-500 1.2-1.6 Muzzle loading rifle/shotgun 1kg
Swiss OB Superfine 100,000 0.19-0.22 Flintlock/Matchlock 250g
Swiss OB Special Superfine 100,000 0.001-0.25 Flintlock/Matchlock 250g

This chart is produced by Swiss black powder and is taken directly from their website.

How to order:

For prices and availability of Swiss Black Powder, click here >>

We can send Swiss black powder via mail order, upon receipt of your black powder certificate. This can also be included in an order with other items and must ship via our hazardous goods courier. To order, please either email or telephone 0113 256 9163 with your requirements, and we can then advise on delivery times and cost.

We also sell our own Henry Krank Black Powder, which is also an excellent range of powders for general shooting, to see our range of Henry Krank Black Powder, click here >>

Please see the links below for any queries relating to black powder acquisition or storage:

How to get a black powder certificate blog

How to join a black powder shooting club

Black powder, pyrodex or other smokeless propellants blog

Henry Krank Powder Delivery