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 The ferrule is missing and has been replaced by a wooden plug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

BladeLength31.8 inches
BladeLength808 mm
HaftLength44.3 inches
HaftLength1120 mm
OverallWeight1.4 kg

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

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