Category: combination weapon


A pistol saber, a sword with an Allen & Wheelock revolver fitting in the hilt. Used during the American Civil War.

Used by probably one guy who was later heard saying, “Well that didn’t go as planned.”

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword Combined with a Pistol

An interesting combination of a regulation officer’s sword and a pistol. This example was made or retailed by Johnston of Newcastle Street, London.


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



British Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

A 1908 pattern military issued cavalry sword, with checkered leather grip with recessed thumb mould, bowl guard and tapering blade, stamped with military broad swords and ‘FED’, also ‘75’ beneath a crown and stamped ‘P08’ to the blade back, and with metal scabbard, length of blade 88 cm.

Oh geeze, the way the scabbard was positioned at first I thought this was some kind of really crazy GunSword.

Considering some of the other things posted on this and similar blogs, I think I can be forgiven for making that mistake.

Yes, you can be forgiven.

The United States had an experimental version on the M1913 Cavalry Sword (aka “Patton Saber”) in which an M1911 Pistol was substituted for the grip.

Above images of the Experimental M1913 Sword from

Indian Katar with Integral Flintlock Pistols, 18th-19th Century

With broad finely watered double-edged blade reinforced towards the point, the forte with recessed panel on each side chiselled with foliate borders and a central frond, the latter issueing from a gilt flowerhead, characteristic steel hilt mounted on each side with a flintlock box-lock pistol in the English manner, each with turn-off barrel and folding trigger (actions defective, one steel incomplete), baluster grips of swelling square section divided by two gilt quartefoils and a small central washer, and decorated overall with gold-damascened borders (worn, some rust patination). 21 cm blade.

A Mughal Katar with Integral Pistols, 19th Century

The 9 inch triangular blade with thickened point and broad central rib. Hilt of simple form with simple side straps and lotus-form grip, the side straps fitted with continental percussion pocket pistols with damascus barrel and engraved boxlock actions, the ebonized grips with the butts cut down; the side straps cut-out to receive the pistols’ folding triggers.

An Indian Katar Mounted with Flintlock Pistols, 19th Century

The 10 inch blade with armor-piercing tip and deep fullers with strong median ridge. Steel hilt of typical form, the sides mounted with boxlock flintlock actions, one sideplate with inscription, mounted with 2 inch .40 caliber screwbarrels.

A Reproduction Henry VIII Gun-Shield

Of russeted steel, with shaped brass barrel mount and five brass rosettes on the outside, the interior lined in leather and with breech-loading matchlock mechanism mounted on the grip, and spirally-grooved barrel with pierced grill above for vision. 

45.5 cm diameter. 

This appears to be based on the gun-shield from Henry VIII’s military stores and now in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. V.99), which is one of a group thought to have been made by Giovanni Battista and his company of Ravenna, presumably for a royal bodyguard.

A Victorian replica? IDK, but I’m posting it.

A Liège Dumonthier


Patent Combined Dagger And Pin-Fire Six-Shot Revolver Of Small Bore No. 2550, Late 19th Century, and a 

Liège 50-Bore Pin-Fire Deleaxhe Systeme Combined Double-Action Six-Shot Revolver And Dagger No. 1360, Late 19th Century

The Dumonthier Lefaucheux:

With part octagonal barrel and single-edged blade slightly curved towards the point, the former stamped ‘Dumonthier’ on the left flat and engraved with strapwork along the upper flats, blued cylinder engraved with scrollwork and with brass-inlaid line ornament around the forward edge, foliate scroll engraved action, hinged loading-gate, folding trigger, and chequered gutta-percha grips each pressed with foliate designs, Liège proof. 7.5 cm barrel.

The Deleaxhe Systeme:

With sighted barrel mounted beneath the muzzle with a pivoting blade of waved flattened triangular section retained by a spring-catch on the left side of the action, stamped ‘Deleaxhe Systeme’, and with partly chequered spring locking catch numbered ’17’, partly chequered figured rounded grips, and lanyard ring (refinished and with scattered light pitting). 15.5 cm barrel.

I’m sorry, @qsy-complains-a-lot, but I couldn’t resist posting these. I won’t make it a habit.

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