Title: Combination Hunting Knife Flintlock Pistol, Hunting Sidearm
Likely Germanic States
Date/Period: Circa 1760-1800
Measurement: Overall length: 27.25"; blade length: 22.25"; barrel length: 4.5"
Material: Steel, brass, staghorn
Additional Information: These hunting knives with built-in pistols were made as
hunting sidearms used to dispatch wounded boars and other game. The octagonal to
round brass barrel displays light engraving. The action is internal to grip/frame;
mechanically fine and smooth. The lanquet displays a hunting scene, an acanthus
scroll, and shell among other motifs. The brass frame ribs are scroll-engraved against a
diapered ground; knuckle guard is cast with a wonderful male figure on the bow.
Spearpoint blade remains in very good condition with no nicks.