Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.3122

Provenance

First registered by Valuations when on loan to the Staff College, Camberley (Loan L136) some time prior to return for maintenance, 1990/91.

Physical Description

The blade has a small tapered steel head with a medial ridge. 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 shoe is fitted which tapers from a rounded point into a rounded moulding, then into a socket. No langets are present. On this example the head and shoe are Chromium plated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 264 mm (10.4 in), length of shoe: 165 mm (6.5 in), length overall: 2762 mm (108.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On shoe: '5 l' over '16' over '1873'.

Associations

Places Britain