Object Title

Sword (talwar)

Sword (talwar)



Object Number



Acquired before 1859. Obtained from Jodhpore.

Physical Description

Single edged flat-sided shamshir blade with no markings and no patterning evident. The khandha hilt is of plain iron, the guard with small raised edges within which is a narrow engraved roping. The arms are shaped as scrolling tendrils and the faces are engraved with foliage and a floral diaper. The grip is bound with thread, Cup shaped pommel with a large dome terminating in a facetted spike towards the base of which is a dentated disc.


Dimensions: The overall length of the sword is 1045 mm whilst the blade is 810 mm long. Weight: The sword weighs 1.450 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks



Bibliographic References

John Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.330, p.108.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.319, p.10.


The hilt binding in previous records is described as silver gimp.