Lance Question

#2
While you're waiting for a knowledgeable answer, I'll throw in a guess. The 1860 pattern was diamond shaped so that it could be pulled out almost as easily as it was shoved in, then re-used. The 1894 pattern has a hooked base because tactics had shown that after the initial use of a lance, a sword would be a more appropriate weapon in a melee; the hooked shape resisted being pulled out and therefore acted as an encumbrance to an enemy who was not fatally wounded or discouraged the enemy from using it against the Lancer.


PS I discovered years ago that if you state something with sufficient confidence, people will believe you, no matter how implausible the statement...
 
#6
EX_STAB aka Auntie Wainwright.

Three pairs of binos near the window??? Don't you know that you can get done for staying in equipped?
 
#7
While you're waiting for a knowledgeable answer, I'll throw in a guess. The 1860 pattern was diamond shaped so that it could be pulled out almost as easily as it was shoved in, then re-used. The 1894 pattern has a hooked base because tactics had shown that after the initial use of a lance, a sword would be a more appropriate weapon in a melee; the hooked shape resisted being pulled out and therefore acted as an encumbrance to an enemy who was not fatally wounded or discouraged the enemy from using it against the Lancer.


PS I discovered years ago that if you state something with sufficient confidence, people will believe you, no matter how implausible the statement...
But you are correct. Probably.
 
#11
PS I discovered years ago that if you state something with sufficient confidence, people will believe you, no matter how implausible the statement...
Int Corps training perhaps?

Rodney2q
 
#13
You would need to look at the List of Changes to see what the specification was...

Failing that the sealed pattern for the point may still be in the Pattern room collection at Leeds.. Not sure Herbie was that into pointy stuff, but worth a try... and they have a reasonably full set of List of Changes

http://www.royalarmouries.org/home
 

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