FRENCH FINTLOCK DAGGER PISTOL (FD1204) by DENIX
During the "age of piracy", many naval and infantry weapons were produced that used the flintlock design, one of which being the flintlock-pistol-dagger combination, which was a medium-sized knife that included the flintlock parts integrated into the handle and the side of the weapon, enabling the wielder to fire a bullet, and easily defend with the blade. This 18th century non-firing combination piece features a real wood handle. The hand guard, shell trigger guard, pommel and barrel have a simulated antique brass finish. The flintlock action works just like the original. The hammer cocks, and the trigger releases the hammer. Measures an overall length of 15 inches and weighs in at 1.6 lbs. This elegant non-firing version is accurately detailed and shows typical craftsmanship of the period. A great costume or conversation piece.
• Overall Length: 15"
• Blade Length: 10"
• Barrel Lenth: 3 1/4"
• Handle Length: 5"
• Weight: 1.6lb
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
The pistol of the day was a
flintlock mechanism which fired exactly like the rifles.
A single shot loaded via the front of the barrel. Rarely
would two men lock blades together with their faces inches
apart as depicted in the movies. If one were to get that
close, a dagger would most certainly have come into play.
With its built-in flintlock pistol, the Dagger Pistol
offered a pirate double protection and could prove very
handy in battle or intimidating victims.
collector dagger pistols are made of antique
finished zinc cast metal.
The screw heads are molded into the metal and cannot
be removed. These models cannot withstand
misuse or excessive dry-firing. Cannot be sharpened or made to
fire real ammunition.