COMBINATION WEAPON, DEER HUNTER / FLINTLOCK PISTOL
Jean Noël, Byschwyler, Alsace, ca. 1650/60.
Iron hilt, domed pommel cap, knuckle guard ending in the quillon, knuckle guard and quillons with a pair of ornamental nodes, small lily-shaped plate, thumb guard. Stag-horn grip triple-riveted. Single-edged Solingen blade somewhat corroded ( L 74 cm), mark: half unicorn (Clemens Horn), remnants of an etched hunting scene, one side features a flintlock pistol. Round barrel (L 15 cm), Cal. 8 mm, box lock signed "Jean Noël AB", etched decoration rubbed, leaf tendrils, flat cock, angled trigger guard.
L 88 cm.