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General Type Description: Spear point head of quadrangular section, with straight sides tapering to a sharpened tip. It is formed of steel in one piece, with a conical socket and langets.

The two langets are short rectangular metal strips which extend from the rim of the socket, and are recessed into the wood. They thus fit flush with the surface of the wooden haft. Two rivet heads are used to secure each langet.

The wooden haft is of circular section. The butt end is reinforced with a conical metal shoe, secured by means of a pair of rivets set through two small langets.


Dimensions: Overall max length: approximately 2660 mm (97.5 in), length of head: 133 mm (5.25 in), length of head overall: 629 mm (24.75 in), blade length: 138 mm, head length: 634 mm


Places Britain


For British boarding pikes generally, see W. Gilkerson, 'Boarders Away', Lincoln, U.S.A., 1991, pp.58-9 (no ill.)