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


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


Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.


Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true…


An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.


These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.