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Moplah (sword)

Sword of the Mapilla Muslims of the Malabar Coast, South India.
Garo milam dao

Milam

A peculiar double-edged sword of the Garo people.
Yanthang sword logo

Yanthang

Lotha Naga word for a group of large obsolete dao used in ceremonies.
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Noklang

Ao Naga word for a number of large, archaic swords used in ceremonies.
Sirohi sword logo

Sirōhī (सिरोही)

A town in Rajasthan known for its blade making industry, as well as a type of sword.
Pattissa

Paṭṭiśaḥ (पट्टिश)

Language: Sanskrit
Origin: Dhanurveda of circa 1100-800 B.C.

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Māḍū (माडू) (Márú / Maduvu)

Marathi word for a parrying weapon consisting of two antelope horns.
Jamdhar sehlicaneh

Jamdhar sehlicaneh

A triple-pointed push dagger.
Jamdhar doulicaneh logo

Jamdhar doulicaneh

A double-pointed push dagger.
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Rajput

An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
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Firaṅgī (फिरंगी)

Literally "foreigner", Hindi term for a European sword mounted in Indian hilt.
Hindu basket hilt

Hindu basket hilt

A type of Indian closed hilt design.
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Pesh-kabz (پیش قبض)

Widely used Persian word for a type of dagger.
Sadeli work

Khātam

Persian word for a type of marquetry work.
Dhal shield logo

Ḍhāl (ढाल)

Hindi word for shield.
Dastana logo

Dastānā (दस्ताने)

Hindi word for a type of arm protection.
Bazuband logo

Bāzuband (بازوبند)

Persian word for a piece of lower arm protection.
Koftgari-logo

Koftgarī (کوفت گری)

Persian word for inlay or overlay of precious metal on iron or steel.
Shikārgar

Shikārgar

Word used for an Indian sword with hunting scenes.
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Kirć (किर्च) / kirić (किरिच)

Hindi name for a type of slightly curved sword with concave edged.
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Bagh nakh (बाघ नख)

Hindi word for "tiger claw", a clawed weapon held in the palm of the hand.
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Oomersee Mawjee

Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
Mala logo

Mala (माला)

Hindi for the lap welds seen on swords.
Sadeli work

Sadeli

Indian term of a type of marquetry that is done with the cross-sections of composite rods of different materials.
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Jamdhar (جامدار )

Persian word meaning "demon's tooth", used to describe daggers.
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Gujarat

An Indian state.
Indian arrowheads

Phal (फल / پھل)

Hindi. Literally "fruit". Name for blades, arrowheads, spearheads.
Indian quiver logo

Tarkash (ترکش )

Persian word for quiver, also used in North India.
Indian arrows

Tīr (तीर)

Hindi loan word from Persian for "arrow" or "arrows".
Garsoee katar

Garsoee katar

A specific type of katar that is commonly associated with Kutch.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Hakim shahi

Hakim shāhī

A style of Indian sword hilt.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
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Ganga-Jamni

Name for Indian work in two metals of contrasting colors, usually silver and gold.
Talwar

Talwar (तलवार)

The curved sword of India.
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Hakim khāni

A style of Indian sword hilt
Karan shahi hilt

Karan shāhī

A style of Indian sword hilt
Tah-i-nishan

Tah-i-nishan (तह-ी-निशान)

Indo-Persian term for true inlaying with gold or silver.
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Arnachellum of Salem

A famed Indian maker of knives, swords, spears, and tableware.
Chahar kham bow

Chahār kham

The "four curved" bow
Axe

Tonngya

A type of Indian tribal battle axe made and used by the Gond people.
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Teghá (तेग)

A type of Indian saber with a broad blade.
Bullova

Bullova

A type of axe associated with the Khond people of India.
Pharetri axe

Pharetri

A type of axe associated with the Khond people of India.
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Katar

Commonly used name for an Indian push dagger.
Sosun pattah

Sosun pattah (सोसन पत्ता)

An Indian sword with a recurved blade.
Shield maker

Bhagvan Khoosal

A shield maker at Dhalcar street, Ahmedabad, India.
Malabar sword

Kayamkulam vaal

A type of straightsword of the Malabar coast.
Vijayanagara katar

Vijayanagara katar

A peculiar style of hooded push dagger that originated in South India, under the Vijayanagara empire.