Boer War battlefield find. Standard pattern, 12” length with conical socket and hollow face triangular point. Stable excavated condition. The effectiveness of lancers over sword armed cavalry was proven by Napoleon and their use was widespread in the 19th century. The Boer War marked their last widespread use. This lance by tradition, was collected in South Africa, however the specifics of the site are lost as is typical when amateur adventurers protect their sources.