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Old 12th March 2021, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default Question on usage of the 'mel puttah bemoh'

Hi all,

Would anyone have information on the origins and usage of the Indian sword called mel puttah bemoh? I'm asking because I'm making a mod of a game and including that weapon in it. Specifically:
  • Which Indian cultures or regions used it?
  • What branch of the military used it?
  • How was it used?

This illustration from the Nihang-nama shows two combatants using mel puttah bemoh in what seems to be half-swording technique. This got me wondering if this sword was based on Portuguese montantes, specially since it seems mel puttah bemoh did not appear until before the 16th or 17th century. Anyone have info on this?

Thanks!
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