Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

VII.2292

Provenance

First registered and cat. on return from loan to 1 Armoured Division TPT Regt RCT, BFPO 46, Loan L81, February 1987.

Physical 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.
Haft has been varnished, and spear-head and shoe partially varnished.
One langet is broken at the first rivet so that the spear-head is canted to one side. The butt-end of the haft is burnt, so that the shoe does not fit snugly.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2648 mm (104.25 in), length of head: 165 mm (6.5 in), diameter of haft: 38 mm (1.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None mentioned in IBE.

Associations

Places Britain