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Old 1st September 2021, 12:05 AM   #1
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This Tulwar just finished at auction here and I am interested to see what Members think about the blade. It looks very much like a Takouba type blade but does not appear to be a "hybrid" creation.
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This is a very interesting and unusual talwar. If its length were more than 120 cm, then we could boldly call it as "dhōp".
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Old 2nd September 2021, 03:18 AM   #3
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Hi Stu,

This does look like a firangi (foreign) blade, but I would not exclude the possibility that it was a local copy. Most firangi I have seen were longer than the usual tulwar. Hard to judge age, but it does not look recent.

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This does look like a firangi (foreign) blade
Why?
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Old 2nd September 2021, 06:52 PM   #5
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Very interesting blade decoration; I have a khanjarli with the same type of decoration
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Old 2nd September 2021, 08:46 PM   #6
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I have Indian blades with the same fullers...
Yes, Indians imitated European blades, nothing new.
If Tuaregs can do it, of course, Indians can do it too!
I agree with Mercenary, Firangi means nothing, just foreigner and the Indian swords called firangi have a basket hilt...
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Old 3rd September 2021, 03:58 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=corrado26;265793]Very interesting blade decoration; I have a khanjarli with the same type of decoration[/QUOTE


Interesting example Udo, and I see what you mean, those parallel fullers which are irregularly drawn (though four) suggest Indian workmanship on blade.
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