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Cossack lance, 1854 (c)

Double edged steel head with high central rib, concave fullers. Council socket affixed to the shaft with a thong binding. Black timbered wood shaft with leather loop. Metal foot missing. The lance is over three metres long.

The iron socket, was affixed on the shaft at a certain distance from the point so that the pierced enemy would not slide on the lance up to the Cossack himself, because often the enemy could keep on fighting for a few moments even after being mortally wounded.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1959-07-159-1


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