Inspired by a thread on wild boar and tales of pig sticking I've bought a lance. Don't get too excited, I can't even ride so the pigs are quite safe. In fact I'd seen this in a junk shop along with a "prop" lance made of a piece of dowel and some horrible home made tip. I'd fancied it then but hadn't been able to get a proper look at it. The lance I've bought appears to be original. It has a bamboo shaft about 10-12 feet long, with a tapered steel ferrule on the base. Half way up the lance is a leather loop strap, roughly stitched and some white cord whipping extending about 8" along the shaft. The whipping looks recent and is untidily finished. A red and white deeply forked pennant is fitted near to the tip. It is sewn on rather than laced etc. The tip itself is triple edged and 12" long, the edged portion being about 6" long. It is pinned to the bamboo shaft and is marked as follows: [align=center] No.1 I.P. ^ COI I G1915 5[/align] (It's difficult to do in BB format - the ^ is a broad arrow and is aligned as a vertical group with the second letter I and the number 5) I paid Â£20 which seemed a good price. Can anyone tell me any more about it? Edit for typo and added detail.