Indian 19th Century Troop Issue Tulwar. Indo-Persian Sword. #2104008

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Indian tulwar come in a variety of blade shapes and hilt patterns. This 19th Century tulwar is of more typical form and was likely produced by a local armoury for troop issue.

The 670mm slightly curved blade has a flat spine and terminates in a spear point. The single-edged blade is double-edged for the last 160mm. The blade is in good condition and free of rust. The blade was service sharpened on numerous occasions as evidenced by the reduction in width from the forte and retains sharp upper and lower edges. The forte is stamped with what look to be unit markings, 58R over EW.

The steel hilt is of baluster form with flattened, domed finials to the crosspiece and long, square edged languets. The hilt has some minor pitting and casting marks and is in good condition with a great patina. The disc pommel incorporates a radial sun disc and conical skull crusher pommel stud. The blade is firm in the hilt.

The sword is complete with its leather covered wooden scabbard. The scabbard has age and use related wear. The stitching is intact and tight and the tulwar draws and sheathes smoothly.

This is a fine example of an issued, munitions grade 19th Century trooper’s tulwar.


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