IVORY FRENCH FINTLOCK DAGGER PISTOL (47-1101) by REPLICART
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 simulated ivory 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 14.5 inches and weighs in at 1.7 lbs. This elegant non-firing version is accurately detailed and shows typical craftsmanship of the period. A great costume or conversation piece.
• Overall Length: 14 1/2"
• Blade Length: 9 3/4"
• Barrel Lenth: 3"
• Handle Length: 4 1/4"
• Weight: 1.7lb
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Often a ships captain would have a pistol
sword or dagger commissioned for him as a sign of his
superiority. A gunsmith would decorate the stock with
silver and gold or ornate carvings. The doghead would
be carved in some ornate fashion or perhaps be shaped
like a lion, unicorn or some animal from the royal crest
of the owner. In many ways such weapons in the 18th century
would hold the same place of honor as a luxury car or
expensive watch might today.
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.