Despite this, inventors, sword-makers and gunsmiths repeatedly returned to the basic concept through the early 20th century, producing a wide range of single-shot, muzzle-loading flintlocks and pinfire revolvers wedded to blades.

Krasnodemski's Pistol-Sword is a prime example of the later versions of the hybrid weapon.

The Krasnodemski Pistol-Sword combined a "sword of the usual form" with a striker-fired automatic pistol of an undisclosed caliber by attaching it to the side of the sword's hilt. The magazine well forms the front of the weapon's guard — if struck and deformed while parrying, the pistol might have then failed during firing.