The lance is a weapon mentioned in the Ranger's Apprentice series.
Similar to a spear, a lance was a long, thin and firm piece of wood. Occasionally made of oak or ash, the lance could be depicted in two ways.
The Jousting Lance is a long piece of wood. Slightly conical in shape, it had a guard for the wielder's hand. It was sometimes decorated with a banner or ribbons with the colours of the knight's coat of arms.The Piercing Lance was similar to the weapon known as a spear. It was a straight, thin and strong piece of wood pointed at the end with a sharpened piece of metal.