A rapier, manufactured in the century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled.
Elgin Cutlass Pistol - The rusted relic pictured here is an Elgin Cutlass pistol produced by Morrill, Mosman and Blair of Amherst, Massachusetts. Dating from around 1837, this combination weapon might have been inspired by the legendary Bowie Knife made famous by Jim Bowie. The single-shot pistol could theoretically become a readily available bladed weapon once the gun has been fired. This example is a .41 caliber variant that rests in the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.