Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

VII.2932

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. Returned from loan to Dover Castle, Loan L7, on 02/11/1989.

Physical Description

Haft probably 17th century. Leaf-shaped blade, collar and two langets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 5410 mm (212 3/4 in.), Blade length: 145 mm (5 3/4 in.), Head length, excluding langets: 199 mm (7 13/16 in.) Weight: 3.086 kg

Bibliographic References

Royal Armouries, Civil War: a Royal Armouries exhibition sponsored by the Times, Royal Armouries, London, 1992, p. 32, no. 27 - 'English, 16th-17th century [and weight and length].

Notes

The head is rather larger than the typical size on other Henrician pikes.