Object Title

Sword (talwar)

Sword (talwar)



Object Number



Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The blade is curved and single edged with three fullers, one broad and two narrow. The langets are onion shaped. The quillons are stubby with a knuckle bow attached to the forward quillon. The pommel is a flat disc with a raised edge, terminating in a central dome with curved spike emerging from a lotus bud. Possibly from the arsenal of Tippoo Sultan in Seringapatam. _


Dimensions: length: overall 1072 mm (42.2 in), Blade length: 920 mm (36.2 in) Weight: 0.900 kg (1 lb 15.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Traces of scroll work and a crescent moon (see XXVIS.126).


Bibliographic References

John Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.421, p.111.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.498.