Object Title

Partizan

Partizan

Date

1731-1770

Object Number

VII.286

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

Tapered double-edged blade, the upper edges narrowing to a point. The base extends into two pairs of pointed wings,the upper pair inclined towards the blade, the lower pair inclined away. Between the two is a pair of wavy 'flaming' wings. Below the lower wings are two small lugs above an annular and flattened oval moulding. Variations, losses, damage, etc: Fitted with the haft of a British Sergeant's spontoon (Royal Armouries type 1792-1830).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall: 2710 mm, head: 392 mm, head including langets: 620 mm, max. width: 115 mm, max. depth: 37 mm Weight: 2319 g (5 lbs 1.8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade inscribed 'P. BON. L.'

Associations

Places France

Notes

This and similar partizans appear to be of French origin, later adopted for use by the British Regular Army, or the Fencibles, Militia or Volunteers. Some have been fitted with the haft of a British sergeant's spontoon (Royal Armouries type 1792-1803).