Object Title

Partizan

Partizan

Date

1731-1770

Object Number

VII.297

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: Original haft. Blade has prominent medial ridge. Identified with concentric corrosion, February 2005.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 356 mm (14 in), length of langets: 368 mm (14.5 in), max. length approximately: 2667 mm (105 in), head length: 725 mm, blade length: 298 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

1926 engraved in wood near blade.

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).


This number was found on a pike, probably one of those returned from loan to Carisbrooke Castle, 1980 (see IBE notes under VII.281). Pike renumbered VII.2314 (June 1987).