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Old 17th May 2022, 04:59 AM   #1
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Greetings friends,
I am thinking to acquire this Tulwar from a friend. I was wondering if anyone can recognize the markings and or blade form. Is it an Italian import blade, hilted obviously in India?

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Old 17th May 2022, 08:18 PM   #2
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I think this is an Indian blade and not Italian.-- bbjw
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Old 17th May 2022, 09:00 PM   #3
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Hello,
Indian I guess too,
I have an old talwar with the same eyelash on the blade...
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Old 17th May 2022, 10:21 PM   #4
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This blade style, which starts wider at the base, narrows for the majority of the blade in the middle and widens again at the yelman is often found on older Maghrebi nimchas. If Indian made, it certainly is a very good copy of older blades from Northern Italy and Central Europe.
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Old 19th May 2022, 08:35 PM   #5
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Hi All,

I bought this tulwar because of the unusual spine but, until this post, had no idea that the blade could be of Italian or Central European manufacture. As far as I can see, my blade has no marks. It doesn't have a yelman either but it does widen slightly at the false edge. The simple military style sheath is olive drab canvas covered wood with a sheet steel drag. The hilt is very plain and has exceptionally short quillons. It is pinned to the blade as is frequently done in North India and Afghanistan.

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Old 20th May 2022, 03:29 AM   #6
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