Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

VII.1577

Provenance

Probably presented 1956 (see Notes).

Physical Description

Small leaf-shaped head of flattened diamond section. Hardened edges welded on to head (join lines visible). Traces of etched (foliate?) decoration on one side remain. Tapering socket and two long langets, nailed to a modern haft. End of haft shaped to take ferrule (not present).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2584 mm (101.75 in.), Length of head: 165 mm (6.5 in.), Length of langets: 311 mm (12.25 in.), Overall length of head and langets: 476 mm (18.75 in.)

Associations

Notes

The typed inventory has an added pencil note 'From Gaunt', probably indicating that it was presented with other items by Messrs Gaunt in 1956 (see for example IX.26). The typed inventory states '18.8'in. as 'overall length', but this is obviously too short and seemingly refers only to the actual combined length of the head and langet.