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Thread: Standard Issue Pulwar

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Rugby, UK

    Wink Standard Issue Pulwar

    Dupl;icate post sorry
    Yes I know these were not military issue weapons but I chose the title because I don't think there is anything remarkable about this pulwar but I would be interested in any feedback anyone woulkd like to give. Bought at auction the catalogue descripotion was as follows:

    19th CenturyIndian Pulovar (sic) Sword 29½ inch single edged slightly curved blade with sharpened back edge point. Narrow back edge fuller and short forte fuller,both with line edge decoration. Steel animal head quillons curving towards the blade. Double pierced langets. Steel hemispherical pommel with line decoration.

    My stats:
    Weight: 2lb 2oz (0.96kg)
    Length overall: 35'' (88.5cm) Blade: 29.5'' (75cm)
    POB: 7'' (18cm) from hilt
    Profile taper: 1.52'' (38.6mm) at ricasso, 1.22'' (31mm)at mid blade, 1.03'' (26.2mm) 2 inches from tip.
    Distal taper 0.24'' (6.1mm) at ricasso, 0.19'' (5mm)at mid blade,. 0.10'' (2.6mm) 2 inches from tip.

    There are no markings at all. I don't think the blade is of European origin but I don't think it is Wootz either. I will include a USB microscope picture of the blade, it shows some stiation and light pitting but no sign of a Wootz pattern.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Nice pulwar, probably mono steel, a good representative example.


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