Object Title

Linstock

Linstock

Date

1700-1730

Object Number

VII.338

Provenance

Tower arsenal

Physical Description

Lacking its arms, partizan-like blade. With wide triangular blade similar to a partizan. On wing edges are 5 and 4 dots and V and 4 dots. Below each top hole in the socket is a line of ten dots.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1674 mm (65.9 in), length of blade: 270 mm (10.65 in), length of langet: 437 mm (17.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

No visible marks. Possible signature on base of one side.

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, II, p. 229 (group entry for VII.334-340) - see Notes.

H L Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, I Ordnance [catalogue], HMSO, London 1976 p. 186, no. 288 (TO BE EXTRACTED).

Notes

For general information on linstocks of this type and for a list of similar examples in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere, see entry for VII.227 (under Notes).
ffoulkes's (1916) entry reads 'Seven Partizans (18th-19th century) - They are very similar in type to the weapons carried by the judge's guard when on circuit up to the middle of the nineteenth century', which may mean that the weapons now with these numbers are not the same as they were in ffoulkes's time.