Category: folding cutlass

Belgian Folding Sword Pistol with Engraved Fit…

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

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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 Folding Sword, 19th Century

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.

Belgian or French Folding Sword The ivory han…

Belgian or French Folding Sword

The ivory handle with a steel thumb release, the blade swinging to an open blade leaving a guard, signed blade, 53 cm high when open. 

Made by Gilson. I can’t make out the city name.

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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.

how easy would it be to knock it closed and guillotine their fingers off?

The piece that locks the blade in the closed position also prevents the blade from closing through the knuckle guard. I’d say it would take some effort to guillotine one’s fingers.

Belgian Folding Sword Demonstration This fold…

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.

victoriansword: Belgian Folding Sword Pistol …

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

French Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th…

French Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

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 below Belgium.

Has a safety on the opening button. Kick spring is quite strong and produces considerable recoil when opened. Water Buffalo Horn handles, inlaid with silver pins. Filework on the guard and handle. 

Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th CenturyI might be kind…

Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

I might be kind of obsessed with these right now.