The standard Ukp service side arm is the R-11 hand blaiser. Æther Marines are issued the K-2 blaiser rifle. There are several models of infantry support blaisers of which the multi barreled Calliope is the most famous. The bore size of blaisers increase up to the 18-inch planetary Defense cannon. Most Ætherships mount 12-inch blaiser cannon
Blaisers fire a charge of Blaisine isolated within a solectric beam. Blaisine is a highly energetic Ætherine gas that stabilizes back into the æther by converting any matter that it contacts into thermal energy. Blaisine charges used in blaisers must be sealed in a static envelope within a crystal capsule to isolate the blaisine from any matter. The first blaisers ever tested projected the gas by forming a magnetic field in the shape of a beam or cone. This produced a shotgun pattern of burning air. The users had to be protected from the heat and concussive force of the disintegrating atmosphere but the weapon was no more effective than a chemical flamethrower.
Blaisers were no competition to the phased phlogisten emitters (phaslers) until the invention of the solectric beam. The solectric beam was an attempt to increase the efficiency of broadcast power by directing electricity in a directional beam. Scientist soon discovered that the beam was hollow with the electrogen particulates orbiting a non-energized column. The solectric beam was used by police as a non-lethal weapon for many years. The ability to deliver a strong electrical charge to a criminal at range without resorting to lethal means was a highly effective.
Franklin Sabastos was the first to use a solectric beam as a containment vessel for blaisine gas. The first time he tried to use the solectric beam as a blaisine isolator he witnessed that the blaisine jumped down the beam like a ray of light. He found that the point at which the solectric beam is interrupted the blaisine would escape and consume the interrupting matter in a white-hot explosion of dazzling flame. Although Sabastos initially incorporated the invention into a method of mining it was not long until the combination was used as a weapon.
The standard issue hand blaiser incorporates a cylinder of 6 blaisine cartridges located just forward of the trigger guard. Just behind the cylinder sits the solectric beam emitter. The power transformers are located in the pistol's handle and the modular Veridigen energy cell attaches onto the top rear portion. The energy cell can provide 18 solectric discharges used with the blaisine or alone before needing to be recharged. Both the blaisine cylinder and the energy cell can be quickly replaced with fresh replacements. Firing a blaisine charge from a blaiser without the support of the solectric will result in the gun's barrel exploding in a thermal burst which more often than not will rupture the containment of any other blaisine charges in the cylinder resulting in a massive gangfire. Survivors of such an accident have never been recorded.
Due to the process of aligning the charge and changing the isolation from electrostatic to solectric beam blaisers do not have a rapid rate of fire. The fastest mechanisms in use can still only project a blaisine charge every 1.1 seconds.
The blaiser rifle is similar to the pistol version with an increased bore diameter. The rifle holds 3 cylinders so it is capable of 18 shots before reloading. The energy cell is located in the stock of the weapon and is capable of discharging 100 solectric beams.
The Calliope is a multi-barreled version of the blaiser rifle, which can output a rapid pulse of blaisine charges. The five barrels are fed by a magazine of 30 round helical drums. The solectric beams are boundless due to a portable dynamo.