Long Pike

Approx. Period: 1660 AD
Length: 1.80m Width: 0.35m

The simple pike or spear was popular with Scottish regiments. It was a simple weapon to manufacture and required little skill to use on the battlefield. Most of the Scottish foot soldiers also equipped themselves with a dirk. and the officers and gentry were generally owners of a sword.

This Long Pike from the 17th century is typical of the type of pike commonly available. The features are similar to the Lochaber Axe, though this format is more commonly known as the Irish style "Tuagh". The front cutting blade and the rear spike were used in a cutting action and the top spike used for thrusting and defence.