Object Title

Lance - ffoulkes British Pattern 1816 Cavalry lance

Lance - ffoulkes British Pattern 1816 Cavalry lance

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

VII.3862

Physical Description

The gradually tapering leaf-shaped blade is slightly hollow ground, with a slight medial ridge. The blade is attached to the haft by a short socket and langets of equal length. The langets are secured by three hoops that have raised, flat-topped tubes for the attachment of the pennon. The two halves of the tubes are joined by screws around the langets.
The haft is parallel sided and quite thin. The narrow shoe is a cone shaped, with a rounded end and secured to the haft by a screw that passes through short langets.

Aluminium paint on upper haft and head.
Top pennon hoop and tube missing.
Metal parts heavliy patinated.
Haft varnished.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

LanceBlade length160mm
LanceHead length (including langets)605mm
LanceHead length197mm
LanceOverall length2967mm
LanceShoe length175mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Regimental marks?
F 64 ('F' Troop, weapon number 64)
Shoe
Stamped

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