Original Indian Early 19th Century Tulwar Sword With Scabbard

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Original Item: IMA has purchased a small quantity of approximately 20 of these original Indian Tulwar fighting swords dating back perhaps as much as 200 years that were released by the Indian State of Jaipur in the 1970s.

At that time, India believing that antique treasures were all being looted by the west, introduced very stringent exporting regulations, now somewhat relaxed. As a result much material was disguised as modern reproductions and having passed Indian custom inspection was shipped overseas.

These Original Tulwar battle swords fell into this category and as a result some enterprising Indian exporter had all the swords enthusiastically cleaned and each fitted with a new black canvas covered wood scabbard declaring them all as modern replicas.

Now, years later IMA purchased the remaining stock and has these original early 19th century swords, complete with the now nearly 40 year old scabbards, and is able to offer these at an affordable price.

Note: Each of these Tulwar swords was made by hand, so no two are identical. The curve of the blade, the style of the grip, presence of a knuckle guard, width of the blade, blade length, etc are all variable. These are between 125-200 years old and look it despite overly enthusiastic cleaning. Comes with canvas & wood scabbard.

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.

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