Horst Held   =   Antique Handguns

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single shot pocket knife with awl and cork screw











unusual and probably unique pistol equipped with a barrel for .38 caliber percussion smoothbore, a folding corkscrew which doubles as trigger, a folding blade and a folding sailor's  awl. The barrel shows a Damascus pattern and the mandatory Belgian proof stamp ELG *, the awl is 4" long, the corkscrew/trigger is circa 2", the blade measures 3", the scales are made from marine ivory, probably walrus tusk. It is made during the percussion period 1850's - 1860's, good working order, showing the expected use. A scarce oddity that may have use in the whaling trade.    sold


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