Object Title

Combination brandistock and spear

Combination brandistock and spear

Date

1601-1630

Object Number

XIV.18

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The hollow steel haft concealing a long diamond section blade which may be shot out of the top by a jirk, of the arm. The forked rest is shaped as a dragon, the tip of the tail being broken away. The ferrule is missing and has been replaced by a wooden plug

Dimensions

BladeLength31.8inches
BladeLength808mm
HaftLength44.3inches
HaftLength1120mm
OverallWeight1.4kg

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

C.J. ffoulkes, Inventory and survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, p.436 (ill.).