Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

VII.2055

Provenance

From previously unnumbered material in Brick Tower. First registered and cat. prior to loan to H.M.S. Warrior, Sept. 1986.

Physical Description

Spear point head of triangular 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 varnished wooden haft is of circular section. The butt end is reinforced with a conical metal shoe, secured by means of a pair of rivets set through two small langets

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2430 mm (96.5 in), length of head: 133 mm (5.25 in), length of langets: 203 mm (8 in), length of head o/a: 394 mm (15.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Towards the base of the head, stamped: crown over broad arrow.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Ex Loan L238 (HMS Warrior)