Category: machetes

victoriansword: Belgian and French Folding Sw…

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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 Cutlass or Ma…

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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 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 …

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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.

Folding Cutlass, 19th CenturyThis opulent example is in the…

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…

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,…

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 CenturyBy Licot, Namur,…

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