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Old 24th December 2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hello everyone.
This is the item recently sold on e-auction.
Am I right it is british made or at least served in some Raj regiment?
Enclosed are the seler pictures of the scripture on the blade and some numbers on the handle
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Old 24th December 2017, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hello Grendolino,

I've got exactly the same !
Indian british occupation I think too !
Exact period ?...
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Old 25th December 2017, 03:15 AM   #3
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The use of British blades on Indian sword is well known.
Recall Lew Nolan and his story of devastating cuts made by Indian cavalrymen armed with 1796 blades.
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Old 25th December 2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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to Ariel: But here is contradictory. The latin script numbers are on the tulwar handle. And arabic script on the blade.

to Francatolin: the difference is in the finials of crossguards - yours are the Deccan style palmettes, the one I found are typical northern round ones. Maeby they both came from England? Like Moles from Birmingham?
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Old 26th December 2017, 07:59 PM   #5
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The Indian customs service has a habit of stamping numbers on antique weapons as a means of tracking and controlling exports. I think this might be an example of such practice.
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