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Old 11th September 2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default tulwar Disk guard

Has anyone seen a tulwar with disk guard how common is it, cant find any thing similar?
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Old 12th September 2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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This is my one. For what I know is quite common to find tulwar with guard.
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Old 12th September 2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum .
I can not come closer that to say, that hand guard - not ending in a flower bus or an animal head is rather unusual. To this comes, that the plate hand guard it seen but not common.
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Old 12th September 2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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Paolo thanks for the pics

Jens thanks again I have seen the knucle guard not ending in a flower bud or animal head but not in combination the the disk guard .I think it maybe somewhat early and probably made with other silmilar swords in a remote region of india.I also think it may be a transitional sword from full guard to half gaurd to no guard.Any way i dont think the sword holds any great value.


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Old 13th September 2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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Very nice.
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Old 6th November 2012, 03:00 AM   #6
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A finger guard is not a very common feature, although not super rare in tulwars. As pointed out by Edward F, it is a transitional feature indicative of a switch from a full basket hilt of a khanda to a more modern tulwar hilt. Sometimes tulwars are found with a single guard on one side and sometimes it is found on both sides of the hilt. Also, there had been a common practice dating probably to sometime in the 19th century of removing finger guards, which leaves behind a noticeble groove in the hilt.

Here is a picture of an old sword from my collection (regredably no longer in my possession) that shows a trace of a removed finger guard:
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