North Indian hindu tulwar

length: 39"
blade: 33 1/4"
blade width: 1 1/2" base
grip: 3 1/4"
pommel disk: 2 1/4"
weight: 1 lbs 12.5 oz

North Indian style tulwar with classic Hindu style d-guard. Wide flat blade possibly from a 1796 model British saber - lots of them made their way to the Middle East, Northern Africa, Afghanistan, and India, and were re-hilted by native craftsmen. Those Victorian Brits were quite well traveled and serious about expanding the empire. Offered here at TherionArms on commission for a friend. A tip o'the helmet and thanks to P.S. Rawson for his book 'The Indian Sword' (New York, Arco Publishing Company, 1969) for the identification of this sword.