Object Title

Lance - Jousting Lance

Lance - Jousting Lance



Object Number


Physical Description

Long fluted and painted lance, made of softwood, probably fir. Eight flutes on shaft. Traces of gilded decoration and painted patterns in red and black of organic scrolls and lattice work; also punchwork decoration on the top edge of the fluting. Tip of shaft is black with a red band.


Historical Dimensions Record: Overall length: 2815 mm (9 ft 2 in), (or 4220mm - needs to be checked) Weight: 4.7 kg (10 lb 4 oz)

Bibliographic References

P. Hammond, Royal Armouries Official Guide, 2nd (rev'd) edn, London, 1993, p. 13, left (col. ill., centre part only - 'perhaps belonging to Henry VIII').

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: Arms and the Man, Leeds, 2009,p.136-137

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1


Very similar to VII.634.