Category: combination weapons

victoriansword: U.S. Navy Elgin Cutlass-Pis…

victoriansword:

U.S. Navy Elgin Cutlass-Pistol by C.B. Allen

Serial no. 45, .54 caliber. 5 inch octagonal barrel marked on the top Elgins/Patent and CBA/PM/1837. Frame marked C.B. Allen/Springfield/Mass. Barrel, frame, blade and stock all serial numbered. Underside of barrel affixed with broad 11 inch single edged blade with beveled false edge and forged with integral triggerguard/knucklebow. Varnished walnut grips. Together with original German silver-mounted leather holster, (the leather restored) the throat fitted with frog stud and with rare brass-tipped steel ramrod.

One of 150 specimens manufactured by C.B. Allen, with blades by N.P. Ames, for a U.S. Navy contract specifically associated with the Wilkes South Seas Exploring Expedition of 1838-42. (Flayderman’s Guide, sec. 6A-038)

Authorized in 1828, the expedition was composed of six vessels, with a complement of scientists, under the command of Lt. Charles Wilkes. Leaving Hampton Roads, Virginia the fleet rounded South America, explored the Pacific coast of that continent, proceeded to the South Pacific, where they engaged in combat on Fiji in 1840 and then sailed on the map and explore the west coast of the United States. Nineteen scientific volumes were published after the fleets return and the expedition played a major contribution in the advancement of the U.S. scientific community. 

victoriansword: A Reproduction Henry VIII G…

victoriansword:

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.

victoriansword: Belgian and French Folding Sw…

victoriansword:

Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

British Combination Sword & Pistol (Gunbla…

British Combination Sword & Pistol (Gunblade Spadroon!),18th Century 

Exceptionally rare 18th century English combination weapon used through American Revolutionary war, consisting of a fine silver mounted Queen Anns flint lock pistol, engraved on both sides with makers name and elaborate floral motifs, wooden stock inlaid with a silver wire and topped with a fabulous grotesque face pommel. Mounted with a long single edged multi fullered blade of typical 18th century pattern.

U.S. Navy Elgin Cutlass-Pistol by C.B. Allen…

U.S. Navy Elgin Cutlass-Pistol by C.B. Allen

Serial no. 45, .54 caliber. 5 inch octagonal barrel marked on the top Elgins/Patent and CBA/PM/1837. Frame marked C.B. Allen/Springfield/Mass. Barrel, frame, blade and stock all serial numbered. Underside of barrel affixed with broad 11 inch single edged blade with beveled false edge and forged with integral triggerguard/knucklebow. Varnished walnut grips. Together with original German silver-mounted leather holster, (the leather restored) the throat fitted with frog stud and with rare brass-tipped steel ramrod.

One of 150 specimens manufactured by C.B. Allen, with blades by N.P. Ames, for a U.S. Navy contract specifically associated with the Wilkes South Seas Exploring Expedition of 1838-42. (Flayderman’s Guide, sec. 6A-038)

Authorized in 1828, the expedition was composed of six vessels, with a complement of scientists, under the command of Lt. Charles Wilkes. Leaving Hampton Roads, Virginia the fleet rounded South America, explored the Pacific coast of that continent, proceeded to the South Pacific, where they engaged in combat on Fiji in 1840 and then sailed on the map and explore the west coast of the United States. Nineteen scientific volumes were published after the fleets return and the expedition played a major contribution in the advancement of the U.S. scientific community. 

peashooter85:A pistol saber, a sword with an A…

peashooter85:

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 …

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 and French Folding Swords

Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

victoriansword: Belgian Folding Sword Pistol …

victoriansword:

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

Indian Katar with Integral Flintlock Pistols, …

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.