Object Title

Sword (talwar)

Sword (talwar)



Object Number



Presented by J.R. Gaunt and Son Ltd., 1956.

Physical Description

The blade is single edged and slightly curved, with two narrow fullers beside the flat back in which there are traces of decoration. The ricasso has some burnished zig-zag decoration on a dull ground. The russet iron hilt is of Indo-Muslim type, with a small dish pommel, swelling grip, short quillons, a knuckle bow, and a pierced swivel loop on the pommel button. It is decorated in silver koftgari with scrolling foliage and flowers. The scabbard is of wood covered in black leather with an iron chape.


Dimensions: The length of the blade is 808 mm. The length overall is 957 mm. The length of the scabbard is 844 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.730 kg. The weight of the sword and scabbard is 0.835 kg.

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