Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.1615

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.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 317 mm (12.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None recorded.

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. Similar to VII.1611