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: http://burnleyknives.com/about/