Object Title

Staff weapon (dao)

Staff weapon (dao)

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.88

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

Flat sided, single edged blade, widening towards the top where it is cut off at an angle; the top edge being engrailed. At the base, the blade necks in above a multifacetted moulding that separates it from the long tapering tang. The head is mounted on a round shaft of stained wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 2470 mm (97.25 in), Head length: 890 mm (35 in), Weight: The weight of the spear is 3 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places China