Language: Hindi / Urdu
Source: Period dictionary


Phal (फल) literally means "fruit".

Written پھل in Urdu.

It was also used to describe the business end of weapons: Arrowheads, spearheads, and sword blades.1


A variety of Indian arrowheads

A variety of Indian arrowheads.
Listed / sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.


1. John Shakespear; A dictionary, Hindūstānī and English. London. 1817. Page 201.


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All steel Indian forward curved mace.


Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.


With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.


Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.


Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.


Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.