Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

VII.2056

Provenance

From previously unnumbered material in Brick Tower. First registered and cat. prior to loan to H.M.S. Warrior, Sept. 1986.

Physical Description

Spear point head of triangular section, with straight sides tapering to a sharpened tip. It is formed of steel in one piece, with a conical socket and langets.


The two langets are short rectangular metal strips which extend from the rim of the socket, and are recessed into the wood. They thus fit flush with the surface of the wooden haft. Two rivet heads are used to secure each langet.


The wooden haft is of circular section. The butt end is reinforced with a conical metal shoe, secured by means of a pair of rivets set through two small langets.
The haft has been stained.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2464 mm (8 ft 1 in), length of head: 127 mm (5 in), length of langets: 197 mm (7.75 in), length of head overall: 387 mm (15.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

A crown over a broad arrow has been stamped on one of the faces of the head. 'TXVII' has been painted on the haft 127 mm (5 in) below the base of the langets.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Ex L238 (HMS Warrior)