Object Title

Partizan

Partizan

Date

1731-1770

Object Number

VII.273

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 1792-1803). Blade has prominent medial ridge.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 381 mm (15 in), length of langets: 216 mm (8.5 in), max. length approximately: 2667 mm (105 in), blade length: 266 mm, blade length to bottom of spike: 285 mm, head length: 610 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

'970' engraved on wood near blade. ' G / 4' engraved in metal on one langet.

Associations

Places France