Cavalry Lance Photo Needed

#1
Can any kind person (yeh I know this is ARRSE) get me a good photograph of the center section of a Lance. ie. the shoulder loop and leather grip just below it. and maybe the way the pennon is laced to the lance itself. I have tried The QOL incase they can help but its a bit of a lame request as they are probably far too busy.
I have the sharp bit at the front and the blunt bit at the back and all the bits in the middle though male bamboo seems to be difficult and Ash wood expensive so pine will have to do. This is for a display project within Military Circles. Any help welcome ta!!
 

jim24

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#2
Can any kind person (yeh I know this is ARRSE) get me a good photograph of the center section of a Lance. ie. the shoulder loop and leather grip just below it. and maybe the way the pennon is laced to the lance itself. I have tried The QOL incase they can help but its a bit of a lame request as they are probably far too busy.
I have the sharp bit at the front and the blunt bit at the back and all the bits in the middle though male bamboo seems to be difficult and Ash wood expensive so pine will have to do. This is for a display project within Military Circles. Any help welcome ta!!
I don't know, but I know a man who does

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#6
Thanks for the help chaps now I have something to work with. The company making faithfull reporductions of the lance heads and tails are called Hinnari and they are very well made for about $40. Now where to get Bamboo wonder if the QOL have any spare??
 

Fang_Farrier

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#8
Any scaffolder in Hong Kong!
 
#9
Used to get bamboo poles in the centre of rolls of carpet, doubt you do anymore...
You are correct on both counts I have carpet on order and did all the showrooms none of them had seen bamboo poles for ages. Garden center I reckon. As Hong Kong to far away
 
#10
Try landscape gardeners in your area. I am a woodturner and get a lot of my wood from a couple of local guys who will cut down/trim trees etc and keep good bits for me in exchange for a pen or a nice wooden turned bowl. They would also probably be able to get you some nice seasoned ash if you would prefer it.

If you would prefer ash, pm me some dimensions and I can ask around some of my guys.

PMU
 
#11
Try landscape gardeners in your area. I am a woodturner and get a lot of my wood from a couple of local guys who will cut down/trim trees etc and keep good bits for me in exchange for a pen or a nice wooden turned bowl. They would also probably be able to get you some nice seasoned ash if you would prefer it.

If you would prefer ash, pm me some dimensions and I can ask around some of my guys.

PMU
Will do many thanks.
 
#14
Is there a botanical garden of some sort that you could ask?
 
#15
Drop a grovelling request to the Defence Attache at one of the few friendly embassies e.g. Brunei or speak to the Gurkhas at Folkestone.
 
#16
Smuggle a kukri into Kew Gardens and run amok.
 
#18
£15 for each sounds steep, for 1 yes, but if you were to buy several then the price per pole should come down. can you not contact a courier and have them collect for you ? (ie pay postage your end). TNT are reasonable.
 
#19
Well the lance is finished turned out ok but used ash not bamboo. If I could work out how to include a photo I would.
 
#20
it is straight I had to compress the photo. Its actuall made in two halves joined with a concentric ally tube. I know not correct but A. the shaft was in two pieces and a 1/4 twist and its apart for transportation. hence the slightly longer leather to cover the joing tube.
 

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