One pistol is inscribed "Gravé par Montangy" (engraved by Montagny). It is very rare for engraving on firearms to be signed by the artist. A family of engravers named Montagny worked in Saint-Étienne, a city famous for firearms production. Fleury Montagny, perhaps the author of the exceptionally fine engraving on these pistols, is also recorded as working in the Boutet workshop in Versailles. The delicately carved grips appear to be made of ebony with inset boxwood plaques. The plaques feature heads of Medusa and Bacchus.