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Black Powder is the oldest explosive known to mankind. Believed to have been developed in China in the 12th century, the final production process that we have today was developed in Europe beginning in the 14th century. WANO Schwarzpulver has been producing black powder since 1682. Due to the slow pressure buildup, black powder is ideal for use in firearms, fireworks, pyrotechnics, and blasting dimensional stone (granite & marble).


Schuetzen black powder is manufactured by WANO Schwarzpulver GmbH and is specifically designed for the United States Market. Schuetzen black powder is made with a blend of Alder, Hazelnut, and Maple charcoals to give the cleanest, high performance black powder.



Type                Granulation             Use                                                                   

1Fg                    1.2-1.6 mm                   Cannons, shotguns, and muskets.       
2Fg                   0.65-1.2 mm               .45 caliber rifles and greater.                   
3Fg                   0.5-0.8 mm               .45 caliber rifles and smaller, pistols     
Reenactor       1.2- 0.5 mm               Blank firing (historical reenactments).   


The Aubonne Black Powder Mill (Swiss Black Powder Factory) was founded in 1853. It is the last mill of its kind still working in part by hydraulic power. The building housing the carbonizing kiln and stack is carefully maintained as it allows Aubonne to be one of the last factories to make their own charcoal. The Swiss Technical Services Association (Swiss TS/TUV) awarded the plant ISO 9001:2000 certifications in 2002. The factory is situated in the city of Aubonne overlooking Lake Geneva.


Swiss Black Powder has long been considered “The Best” in black powder due to a long tradition of black powder production dedicated to quality in componets and workmanship. The black powder is made entirely with alder buckthorn charcoal with a heavy graphite glazing. Our shooting powder is graded 1-5 under the European classification system, and 1Fg to 4Fg using the Anglo-American scale. These classes identify the dimensions and number of corns per gram. It is crucial to choose the right type of gunpowder for best results. Our powders are much sought for competitive target shooting because of its high, constant performance. The numerous world records obtained using our powders are testimony to their quality and performance.


New Swiss Black Powder Ball otherwise known as Swiss Caviar. This powder meters in your powder measure better then non Caviar Ball Black Powders. Works great in a wide variety of rifle calibers but can be used in pistol calibers as well.


Founded in 1853, Aubonne SA manufactures the finest black powder known in the world. Swiss Black Powder is the preferred powder of both National and International competitors because of its quality and lot-to-lot consistencies. There is a reason why their motto is "Supreme Black Powder".



Type              Granulation           Use                                                                  

1Fg                   1.2-1.6 mm               Cannons, shotguns, and muskets             
1.5Fg                0.85-1.2 mm            .45 caliber rifles and greater                       
2Fg                 0.65-1.2 mm            .45 caliber rifles and greater.                      
3Fg                  0.5- 0.8 mm            .45 caliber rifles and smaller, pistols.       
4Fg                  0.25- 0.5 mm          Flintlock priming powder only                    
0B                   0.19- 0.23 mm        Flintlock priming powder only                    

Böller              1.0- 2.2 mm            Cannons and mortars.                                    
Artillery          1.3- 1.6 mm             Cannons and mortars                                     


Black powder’s easy ignition makes it an ideal component for pyrotechnics. WANO has produced black powder since 1682 and has a long history of producing quality black powder that today is sold around the world. We have the critical ability to customize our black powder through the blending of various charcoals (Beech, Alder, Hazelnut or Maple) in house.


Type                   Granulation

2Fa                      4.75- 1.7 mm
3Fa                      2.0- 1.18 mm
4Fa                      1.7- 0.85 mm
5Fa                      0.85-0.3 mm
6Fa                      0.6-0.3 mm  
  7Fa                       0.42-0.15 mm
Meal-D                   0.42 mm.         
Gold Glitter             1.6-0.3 mm.       
Gold Glitter Meal        0.63 mm.               


While Goex has improved manufacturing processes and material quality, Goex has manufactured black powder using traditional materials to provide the same great ignition characteristics and uniform speed that master shooters and hunters have relied on for over 200 years.

Goex Black Powder is available in different granular sizes to tailor performance to a specific firearm. From FFFFg (smallest) to Cannon (largest), Goex has a granulation size for your firearm.

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