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    Looking for info on an interesting sword.

    I recently got my hands on what looks like a 1796 light cavalry sabre blade mounted on a tulwar hilt, but with a lion headed pommel and backstrap. The sword is quite light, very thin at the foible, maybe an officer's sword? If anyone has any information on swords like this I'd be very grateful.

    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...22&oe=5A60DA4F

    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...27&oe=5A5C5F4C

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    Hi John

    It doesn't seem to matter how long I collect Indian swords, there are always new and interesting variants to amaze me.
    What a cracking sword you've found there!
    Yes as you say, I'm seeing what you describe.
    I wonder why?
    And I think of Tipu!
    What an interesting thought (although many such attributions are somewhat fanciful).
    Lovely sword, congratulations.
    Last edited by Gene Wilkinson; 09-13-2017 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Wilkinson View Post
    Hi John

    It doesn't seem to matter how long I collect Indian swords, there are always new and interesting variants to amaze me.
    What a cracking sword you've found there!
    Yes as you say, I'm seeing what you describe.
    I wonder why?
    And I think of Tipu!
    What an interesting thought (although many such attributions are somewhat fanciful).
    Lovely sword, congratulations.
    Hi John and Gene,

    Sorry I can't offer any information, only to say what a fascinating piece. I do have a soft spot for these swords combining a Tulwar hit with a 1796 type blade; having said that, I've not as yet picked a good example. The one I really wanted passed me by at auction some years back, and I've never seen another one as good.
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    Interesting swords shown by the pics and links here. The Indians could make great blades, yet they liked to get their hands on European blades when they could and not just for their firangi.
    Tom Donoho

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    You never forget the ones that get away, Gordon!
    "If I can't be a good example to others, at least let me be a horrible warning".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hart View Post
    You never forget the ones that get away, Gordon!
    Especially if you keep the pictures to torture yourself!

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    Ha ha, I do this too. I must be a glutton for punishment!

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