Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.394

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.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 438 mm (17.25 in), length of langets: 222 mm (8.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade stamped with a mark (unclear). Socket marked '0 1'. One langet inscribed 'ROSS F' (for Ross-shire Fencibles).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

The Ross-shire fencibles were disbanded in 1802.