French 18th Century Knife-Pistol

French 18th Century Knife-Pistol

Product Code: G1204

Manufacturer: Denix

£39.00 (INC. VAT)


£39.00 (INC. VAT)


Flintlock is the general term for any firearm based on the flintlock mechanism. Introduced about 1630, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the matchlock and wheel lock mechanisms. This French Knife-Pistol is made by Denix and is non-fireable with a functional lock mechanism, and the blade is un-sharp.


"Flintlock" pistols were so called because the lock uses a flint to strike sparks into the priming pan when the trigger is pulled. A small amount of gunpowder in this pan is ignited, which in turn ignites the main gunpowder charge in the barrel, firing the lead ball. Both the main charge and the ball were loaded from the front, or muzzle, of the barrel, after which the priming charge was poured into the pan - all very time consuming! Often the priming charge would burn but fail to ignite the main charge - whence the expression "flash in the pan!" This non-firing version is accurately detailed on the original from the 18th century - a great costume or conversation piece.


This is beautiful non-firing flintlock replica pistol with fully working mechanisms.


Key Features:
Functional lock mechanisms
Authentic weight and detailing


Overall Length 38 cm

Additional Information

Manufacturer Denix
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    Great and fast
    Review by stefenie J
    It wel made and feels nice. The brace work look beautiful. ➕ the delivery was very fast.
  • Price
    Great piece
    Review by Andy H
    A quirky item with nice brasswork. Has a nice feel to it. Very fast postage
  • Price
    Very Nice
    Review by Rich B
    Good weight,feels solid and well made. Looks the part too. Brass accents are especially nice.
    Only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars is the lack of a sheath.
    Still highly recommended though.