Object Title

Partizan

Partizan

Date

1731-1770

Object Number

VII.256

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE.

Physical Description

General Type Description: Tapered double-edged blade, the upper edges narrowing to a point. The base extends into a pair of upward curved spikes, Below the spikes are two small lugs above an annular and flattened oval moulding. Fitted with the haft of a British Sergeant's spontoon (Royal Armouries type 1792-1803).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 305 mm (12 in), length of langets: 381 mm (15 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the blade: 'BON'.

Associations

Places France

Notes

Similar to, and possibly converted from the so-called Artillery Partizans (e.g. VII.264) which appear to be of French origin, later adopted for use by the British Regular Army, or the Fencibles, Militia or Volunteers, and some of which have been fitted with the haft of a British sergeant's spontoon (Royal Armouries type 1792-1803).