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Photos Talwar sword

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by kwackster, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. kwackster


    Dec 23, 2005
    Recently i bought this old Indian Talwar sword, but it's not exactly my field of expertise.
    If possible i would like to know the timeframe & region that the sword was made, and if the blade could possibly be wootz steel.
    Thx in advance for any info you're willing to share, :)










    Overall length: 35.04 inch (89,0 cm)
    Blade length up to pointy handle end: 27.95 inch (71,0 cm)
    Blade thickness measured just before pointy handle end: 5.63 mm
    Blade thickness measured just before front double edge section: 5.15 mm
    Blade thickness at mid double edge section: 3.0 mm
    Measured edge angle: +/- 30 degrees inclusive, convex
    Handle looks to be plain carbon steel.
    Weight: 1135 grams
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  2. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    I am well out of my depth as well but I remember discussions regarding plain, late tulwar during the end of the 19th century. Some made by Mole, in England resemble this one shown. A plain iron/steel hilt with a pommel having some pie-crusting like decoration at the end of the hilt. I would suspect definitely India and just before, or around 1900.

    Cheers GC
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  3. Timo Nieminen

    Timo Nieminen

    Jan 12, 2016
    Looks old. 18th century? At least, most of the ones similar to this that I've seen have been 18th century. Could be wootz - can't tell with the blade in that condition. The blade might be non-Indian in origin (Persian or Ottoman), but there are similar Indian-made blades.

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