Indo-Persian cavalry lance, 1600s, heavily blade with a thick, reinforced tip to punch through heavy armor. The tip is held in place with stylized animal heads, either horses or lions. It is decorated with engraved lines and dots. Originally it would have been attached to a 12 to 18 foot shaft, enabling the horseman to engage an enemy at range. Lancers have been around as long as there have been horses and the lace was a primary weapon. length 14 ½ inches, blade length 9 inches.