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Tulwar 'Bikaner' sword

18th century



Overall length
92 cm

Materials
iron, steel

Dating
18th century

Provenance
UK art market


A fine and efficient Indian sword probably coming from the Bikaner armoury. The quillons ending in bulbous finals. A functional and elegant feature; the neck of the grip is slightly tilted allowing better grip and handling. The disc pommel with a raised rim and a sectioned pommel final. The heavy, curved single edge blade is smooth, deeply sharpened and still sharp. It comes with a good period scabbard that has some small staines. It could be improved with minimal effort. But I prefer to offer it in its current condition.