Lucas Burnley’s Knife Gun

The knife maker Lucas Burnley challenged himself with a 365 day long Knife Design Marathon.

Every day, for a year, he should sketch a new knife. Each sketch should take about fifteen minutes to draw. The result can be found at BRNLY365 Instagram.

There are some really interesting designs in there, and I think at least two will make it to production.

Where are the firearms you ask?

Well one of the knifes that caught my interest was the Gun-knife, from his day 183.

Or should we call it a Revolver-knife?

It looks like there is some inspiration taken from this old, made in USA cutlass pistol. Apparently it’s worth about $15 000. Source.

Another Gun-knife is the Norwegian 1846-1854 Postførerverge Knife-Pistol. According to Forgotten Weapons only 152 were ever made by the Kongsberg Armory. Back then reloading was a bit slower and more unreliable than nowadays, but then you had the bayonet in your hand already.

I think these were made in times when the Postmen had a little more responsibility and tasks in society than today…

YouTube: Norwegian 1846-1854 Postførerverge Knife-Pistol

Which caliber would you like your Gunknife in?

I think Mr. Burnley is most famous for his Kwaiken design, I think it’s a great flipper.

You can learn more about Mr. Burnley here:

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Anonymoose

    Looks like an SP101. Could be doable with a little welding.

    • noob

      If you wanted “full tang construction” you’d have to machine the blade, frame and grip out of one piece of steel.

      • Nicks87

        …and I would totally buy one.

  • Cyborg Fred

    Obviously no speed reload on that thing.

  • ostiariusalpha

    Admiral Nelson would approve.

  • James Earl Jones

    Is it going to be named Squall?

    • Bradley

      I get that just fyi. I doubt many will.

      • James Earl Jones

        I got 7 likes out of it I consider that a win.

  • Cymond

    He could extend the barrel a bit. The whole thing looks awkward, line awkward to use as a knife, and awkward to shoot.

    With that said, if I was seriously interested, I would recommend 357 Mag for the reasonable frame size and versatile ammo selection, or I would say 9mm for cheap and plentiful ammo.

    • Twilight sparkle

      Could do a convertible cylinder so you can go from .357 to 9mm

    • XT6Wagon

      FN 5.7mm with a barrel nearly the full length of the blade. Pokes small holes in people, but it does it through armor. Which a knife can’t deal with.

  • Major Tom

    .45 or go home!

  • Haulin’ Oats

    The cake knife is a lie.

  • noob

    Where does the index finger of your support hand go? On the floor, by your feet?

    • Gary Kirk

      Depends on the load you’re using..

  • RogUinta

    It makes me sad that this article highlights sketches by a “tacticool”
    knifemaker and completely ignores such masterpieces as those actually
    made by such luminaries as Bruce Bump and Ron Newton. Very sad indeed.

  • Seamus Bradley


    I would LOVE to see a revolver with a birds beak style grip. Especially a light weight one with a stout chambering say the S&W 360. If the birds beak can held suck up the recoil of a 12 gauge shotgun in the Mossberg 500 (not-a-shotgun) Raptor thingy, then by the Power of Physics it should then too suck up the recoil of a light weight revolver in .357.


  • Gary Kirk

    Voda consulting called.. They’d like their firearm design back..

    • lurpy

      I read that as “vodka consulting,” which also seems like it may have been accurate.

  • Bigg Bunyon

    I always find it amusing, if not downright laughable, when these internet trained hyper creative types utterly fail the has-it-already-been-done test.

    • Bradley

      I find it strange that you would think the only purpose in doing anything is to do something that hasn’t been done before. Is someone claiming it’s a first?

  • El Mysterioso

    Jeez, such whining and shitposting from some of you. It’s a short little article about a cool little personal artistic challenge by a knife-maker, not someone claiming authority in the .45/9mm AR/AK Tastes Great/Less Filling Wars.

    Lighten up, Francii.

    If you will post your address, SSN, and credit card number in comments below this one, I will possibly put the two minutes you wasted reading the article in a box, as well as a bag of pixels to replace the used ones, and send it to you.

  • ironked

    I’m for the Picatinny Glockanet.

  • J-

    PKP (Powel Knife Pistol) did this aa a single shot years ago in 22, 38, and 45.

  • jcobbers

    Yeah Capcom called, they’d like to get their gunblade design from the late 90’s back

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