Object Title

Linstock

Linstock

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.236

Physical Description

Broad, leaf-shaped blade coarsely engraved with floral patterns. From the base two wings curve out and up to curled tips which may have served as match-holders. At the top of the tapering socket was a group of half-rings with grotesque masks similar to those of VII.233; one ring remains. Modern haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 376 mm (14.8 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Woodwose mask on blade

Associations

Places Italy

Bibliographic References

H L Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, I Ordnance [catalogue], HMSO, London 1976 p. 184, no. 276.