Thread: 18thC Spontoons
View Single Post
Old 16th June 2021, 02:50 PM   #8
Norman McCormick
Member
 
Norman McCormick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,460
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M ELEY View Post
Below, however, is a clear indication that they could be effectively used as a weapon-
"Although ornamental, spontoons nonetheless were deadly weapons. Numerous accounts mention their use at the Battle of Culloden in 1745. Captain Lord Robert Kerr of Barrell’s Regiment (4th Foot) speared a charging highlander with his spontoon before he was cut down and slain moments later."
Hi Mark,
I can verify that these two spontoons have sharp and useable points particularly the one made solely as a spontoon. As you can see the socket on that one is pretty substantial as are the shafts which are both 1 1/3 inches in diameter.
My Regards,
Norman.
Norman McCormick is offline   Reply With Quote