Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.390

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each. The terminals of the crosspiece are larger than usual.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 425 mm (16.75 in), length of langets: 203 mm (8 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

One langet inscribed '25 regr. F3' (for 25th Rgt. of Foot). Blade stamped 'KING' over 'DUBLIN'.

Associations

Notes

The 25th Regiment was renamed the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1881.


The following cutlers called King are recorded in the Dublin directories:


Lewis King, 121 Capel street (1792-94).
do. 118 Capel Street (1795-99).
Gaynor King, 118 Capel Street (1800-03).
Cunningham King, 7 Bride Street (1804-09).
King and Bradford, 118 Capel Street (1808-09).
do. 131 Capel Street (1810).
do. 18 Grafton Street (1811).
do. 8 Grafton Street (1812-21).