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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Zulfiqar

Description:

The zulfiqar is a curved Indian sword with a bifurcated point, resembling a beaked bird. The hilt is in the typical shape found among Indian talwar (swords), with a disc-shaped pommel, balustrade-style grip and short quillons. The wavy blade is decorated with gilded animal figures, including bison, nilgai antelope and elephants. 

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_00000082
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council
References:
Pant, G. N. (1989) Catalogue of Edged Arms and Armour in the Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad. Hyderabad: Sularjung Museum


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