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Old 26th June 2012, 02:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by christek
Hi Norman,

Thank you for sharing, these are great tulwars!

Regarding your large tulwar, I would guess that this sabre may have been primarily for cavalry use I had not yet seen one of that design, size and heavy weight. Great find!


Excellent note Chris! Most tulwars were indeed for use from horseback, and designed for the drawcut from most of what I have understood. The heavier blades on earlier examples were likely to be more effective against heavy body protection. The Mughals were profoundly influenced by Persia and the much lighter shamshir blades were often preferred for court and swords of influential figures, while these would seem to have been combat forms.

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