Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

VII.2348

Physical Description

General Type Description: Spear point head of quadrangular section, with straight sides tapering to a sharpened tip. It is formed of steel in one piece, with a conical socket and langets.
The two langets are short rectangular metal strips which extend from the rim of the socket, and are recessed into the wood. They thus fit flush with the surface of the wooden haft. Two rivet heads are used to secure each langet.
The wooden haft is of circular section. The butt end is reinforced with a conical metal shoe, painted black, secured by means of three screws through each of two small langets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2480 mm (97.5 in), length of head ooverall: 590 mm (23.25 in), length of head: 140 mm (5.5 in), length of langets: 415 mm (16.375 in), length of shoe ooverall: 280 mm (11 in), length of shoe langets: 216 mm (8.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Head stamped: 'S&G' and broad arrow over 'BO' on opposite faces; on haft between shoe langets, Broad Arrow over 'BO'.

Associations

Places Britain