Object Title

Lance - ffoulkes British Pattern 1816 Cavalry lance

Lance - ffoulkes British Pattern 1816 Cavalry lance

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

VII.1901

Physical Description

The gradually tapering leaf-shaped blade is slightly hollow ground, with a slight medial ridge. The blade is attached to the haft by a short socket and langets of equal length. The langets are secured by three hoops that have raised, flat-topped tubes for the attachment of the pennon. The two halves of the tubes are joined by screws around the langets.
The haft is parallel sided and quite thin. The narrow shoe is a cone shaped, with a rounded end and secured to the haft by a screw that passes through short langets.
The langest are varnished

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength150 mm
ShoeLength177 mm
OverallLength2961 mm
OverallWeight2015 g
Head (including langets)Length599 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Troop mark
B 31
Shoe
Stamped

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