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Old 7th May 2021, 08:46 PM   #4
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East India Company ceased to exist as a colonizing force after the Sepoy Rebellion in 1859. So, this tulwar is most likely first half of the 19th century.
And the geometry of handle is, IMHO, just a well known Udaipuri. Most likely Mughal.

However, things can be more complicated: handles and blades were interchangeable, and a chance of getting the original pair is not very high.
That's why Elgood wrote that Indian swords in the Victoria and Albert Museum , mostly collected before ~1870, have not original handles, but those in the Wallace collection ( bought after ~1870) sport original ones.
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