Original Indian 18th Century Tulwar Battle Sword with Guard & Scabbard - Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The tulwar (pronounced [t̪əlʋaːr]), also spelled talwaar and talwar, is a type of curved sword or sabre from the Indian Subcontinent, and is found in the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is the "traditional" fighting sword of ancient India, with examples going back 400/500 years. The word tulwar itself originates from the Sanskrit word taravāri (Sanskrit: तरवारि ) which means "one-edged sword". The style originated alongside other curved swords such as the Persian shamshir, the Turkish kilij and the Afghan pulwar, all such swords being originally derived from earlier curved swords developed in Turkic Central Asia.

This fine example measures 35" in overall length and is fitted with a very curved blade of 28 1/2" which is substantially made. The edge is still relatively sharp, though there is some oxidation and wear.

The characteristic hilt has the traditional "disc" on the pommel and this example also has a single branch hand guard, only occasionally found on tulwars. This Tulwar dates from around 1800 and no doubt tool part in the Sepoy Rebellion better known as the INDIAN MUTUNY in 1857- 1859 and comes complete with its original leather scabbard.

An unusual and interesting TULWAR battle sword, ready for display!

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