Original Indian 18th Century Tulwar Battle Sword with Scabbard - Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59
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 has the characteristic hilt, with the traditional "disc" on the pommel with a short "skull crusher" spike, and cruciform cross guard. The sword comes complete with its original leather covered wooden scabbard.
This Tulwar dates from around 1800 and no doubt took part in the Sepoy Rebellion better known as the INDIAN MUTINY in 1857- 1859 and has been carefully cleaned and is ready for display.
An unusual and interesting TULWAR battle sword!
Sword Length: 33”
Blade Length: 28”
Scabbard Length: 29”
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