Category: belgium

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Belgian Folding Sword Demonstration

This folding, pick lock automatic cutlass came into the shop for a new spring. Blade is 9-½ in. long , overall it is 20 in. open. Made in the late 1800s by Arnold Namur in Belgium.

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Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

By Licot, Namur, Mid-19th CenturyWith broad folding blade double-edged at the clipped-back point and stamped with maker’s details on one side, folding into the knuckle-guard and locked open by a spring catch along the back, and with rounded ebonised wooden grips (each repaired at the top, some rust patination). 34 cm blade.

Eugénie Licot (1786-1865) is recorded in Namur, Belgium. He is known to have produced items such as corkscrews and razors

Belgian Court Sword, 19th Century

A 19th century Belgian court/smallsword, featuring the Belgian royal coat of arms and having a functional blade and mother of pearl grips. This model of sword is based on French examples and dates to after 1837, when the Belgian coat of arms and motto ‘l’Union Fait La Force’, as featured on the guard, was officially adopted. The hilt has been configured for a left-handed person, interestingly and unusually. The blade is a simple but totally effective hollow-ground triangular smallsword blade, which is solid in the hilt. The ornate gilded guard is in nice condition overal, though there is a little crack in the knucklebow. Mother of pearl grip. 

Belgian Folding Sword, 19th Century

This one appears to be missing the trigger mechanism on its hilt. The trigger causes the blade to fold out, and also acts as a safety to prevent the blade from accidentally folding through the opening in the guard.

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Belgian Folding Sword Pistol with Engraved Fittings and Ivory Grips, Rodgers Knife Pistol, William Swift Percussion Knife Pistol, 19th Century

Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

I might be kind of obsessed with these right now.

Folding Cutlass, 19th Century

This opulent example is in the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. It appears to be the same type of folding cutlass that was produced in Belgium in the 19th century, although I cannot find any information on this example that would confirm that it is Belgian.

Belgian Folding Sword Pistol with Engraved Fittings and Ivory Grips, Rodgers Knife Pistol, William Swift Percussion Knife Pistol, 19th Century

Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

Flat, single-edged blade, widened towards the foible, folding, marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”. Iron grip with wooden grip scales, button for blade release.

Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

By Licot, Namur, Mid-19th CenturyWith broad folding blade double-edged at the clipped-back point and stamped with maker’s details on one side, folding into the knuckle-guard and locked open by a spring catch along the back, and with rounded ebonised wooden grips (each repaired at the top, some rust patination). 34 cm blade.

Eugénie Licot (1786-1865) is recorded in Namur, Belgium. He is known to have produced items such as corkscrews and razors