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German Gun Blade 1500’s

German, Munich hunting knife, pistol and calendar. All in one., 1528.

It’s mechashift weaponry at its finest made of Steel, gold, staghorn, bronze. A gun-blade from Final Fantasy VIII, Monster Hunter, Bloodborne and others.. Yes, just like  “Final Fantasy” this is innovative with our understanding of the 1500’s but it is our modern understanding that is in question.
So first off you notice the knife, while the gun is secondary. But, that’s not all the lines are for m

easuring and cutting but is also a calendar, so you can keep track of what day it is.  Hand to hand combat, longer range and not to personal and you can see the date it happened. Etcher: Ambrosius Gemlich (German, Munich and Landshut, active ca. 1520–50) Dimensions: L. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); L. of barrel 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm); L. of blade 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Cal. .28 in. (7.1 mm)

Its a nice little wheel lock pistol, very inventive, and functional.

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