Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1500-1530

Object Number

VII.1715

Provenance

Found un-numbered in Brick Tower, 1992. Probably formed part of the Tudor Royal Armoury.

Physical Description

With greatly shortened haft. Steel head consisting of a narrow leaf-shaped blade of flattened diamond section and a tapering socket of round section, to which are atached two long cheeks. Between the head and the socket is a bulbous moulding. Both the moulding and the socket are filed with 8 longitudinal lines. The head is fitted to approximately 3 feet of the original haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 203 mm (8 in.), Length of langets: 318 mm (12.5 in.), Overall length: 1184 mm (46.62 in) Weight: 5.103 kg (1 lb 2 oz)

Bibliographic References

T. Richardson and G. Rimer, Treasures from the Tower in the Kremlin, Moscow, 1997, cat. no. 11, pp. 50 (illus. - gen. view of head), 174 (illus. as before but smaller) - 'probably English, late 16th or early 17th century'.