William Brand

Combination Tools & Priming Flasks

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I came across this wonderful 17th-Century Steel Wheellock Combination Powder Flask, Spanner Wrench, Screwdriver and Pricker. It's made of Of polished steel construction, the tapered octagonal flask with spring-loaded spout cover, Side-mounted square spanner and pricker. Domed pommel with integral screwdriver. Steel ring mount. Length: 8-inches.

http://www.collector...g01/Lot-183.htm

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Now that is cool.

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drool...

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And another nice priming flask made of ivory.

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And another fine one from the Ottoman Turks. Ivory and gold. If I ever win the lottery.

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I so love these pieces. Intricate, functional, beautiful.

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Another 17th century combination gun tool from Germany. It combines a wheel lock spanner and powder tester, with a cranked head pierced for three sizes of winding pins and a handle forming the measure.

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Some similar tools...

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17th century, Spanish screwdriver with a handle enriched with baluster mouldings, engraved with foliage with a heart-shaped piercing, marked 'Maria Myrandea'.

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18th century gun tool inscribed 'SOI D'EUSTAQUIO DE YBARRATA'. Height: 3.4 in, Width: 2.2 in, Steel combination gun tool comprising hammer, fire steel, whistle, two prickers and screwdriver, acquired in Seville, Spain.2007BM3450.jpg

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Combination gun tool comprising spanner, pricker, hammer and steel, of engraved steel, marked 'Antonio Nabarro en Madrid', Spain, 18th century.

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There are no other tools on this one, but it's an excellent priming flask from 18th century India.

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The variety of these tools is amazing. Here's another Wheellock Spanner Combined with a Pistol Ramrod and Priming Flask from 17th century Germany.

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A rare Italian priming flask and combination tool. Fishskin, silver, brass and iron. 8.125 inches.

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And...perhaps one of the best spanners I've found...

Combined stiletto, wheel-lock spanner and priming-flask with scabbard from Germany. c. 1660

Steel and copper alloy

Length: 36.6 cm, overall

Length: 23.5 cm, blade

Width: 1 cm

Weight: 0.32 kg

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Some fantastic early spanners can be found in this thread...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=80826

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Wow, these are amazing finds William! Thank you.

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I'm hoping that these will inspire a few craftsmen on the Pub into fabricating and selling some of these.

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I love the stiletto one! Just in case you're surprised while reloading or servicing your pistol...

Arrrgh!

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I love the stiletto one! Just in case you're surprised while reloading or servicing your pistol...

Arrrgh!

Or find the need to spike a great gun.

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You are evil William! You know I am in the process of building a wheel-lock carbine! Just when I thought I had myself under control too.

Bo

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Edited by madPete

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some of these tools are awesome, same style as some of the fancy guns. by coincidence just last week I commissioned Casket Chris to make me a knapping hammer, with screwdriver tip.

Damn I need a metal lathe!

mP

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