Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.3563

Provenance

First registered by Valuation Team when on loan to 20 Squadron R.C.T., Regent's Park Barracks, London (Loan L182), 14/05/1992.

Physical Description

General Type Description: The blade has a small tapered steel head with a medial ridge. This is supported on a long conical neck, which serves as a socket. No langets are present. The bamboo haft is fitted at its point of balance with a leather sleeve, and above it, a looped leather sling. A steel butt protector is fitted which tapers from a rounded point into a rounded moulding, then into a socket. No langets are present.
Variations, losses, damage, etc: Replacement handsling. Both the head and shoe are chromed.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 320 mm, length of shoe: 155 mm, length overall: 2690 mm

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see C. ffoulkes and E.C. Hopkinson, 'Sword, Lance and Bayonet', 2nd edn, London, 1967, pp.103 (Fig. 50, Nos 8 & 9), 104-6.