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Combination Pistol/Knife Owned by the President of Peru


José Balta’s reign as President of Peru ended with an assassin’s bullet on July 26, 1872. So perhaps this was a fitting weapon for him to own during a dangerous age. The French gunmaker Lefaucheux, Casimer & Eugene made this unique knife that includes a pinfire revolver in the handle. It fires six 7.65 mm rounds and was presented to Balta in a case that resembles a coffin.

Link -via The Firearms Blog | Images: Rock Island Auction Company

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March 19th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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