Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.3039

Provenance

First registered by Valuations Team when on loan to Inns of Court Yeomanry (Loan L149), 18/07/1989.

Physical Description

General Type Description: The blade has a small tapered steel head of triangular section with concave sides. This is supported on a long conical neck, which serves as a socket. No langets are present. The bamboo haft is fitted at its point of balance with a leather sleeve, and above it, a looped leather sling. A steel butt protector is fitted which tapers from a rounded point into a rounded moulding, then into a socket. No langets are present.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 310 mm, length of shoe: 163 mm, length overall: 2675 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Shoe: 7.Branded on shaft near shoe: ARMOURIES.Head: Broad Arrow over WD.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see C. ffoulkes and E.C. Hopkinson, 'Sword, Lance and Bayonet', 2nd edn, London, 1967, pp.103 (Fig. 50, Nos 8 & 9), 104-6.