Object Title

Lance - ffoulkes British Pattern 1816 Cavalry lance

Lance - ffoulkes British Pattern 1816 Cavalry lance

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

VII.3891

Provenance

LUI (Brick)

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. It is dark and has a small protion of leather wrapping. The shoe is a cone shaped, with a rounded end and secured to the haft by a screw that passes through short langets. The shoe appears cruder compared to other versions of the same Pattern, and maybe a replacement.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength160 mm
ShoeLength179 mm
OverallLength2865 mm
OverallWeight1780 g
Head (including langets)Length604 mm

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