Language: Arabic
Source: Egerton


Teghá or tēga is a type of Indian sword with a talwar style hilt and a very wide and deeply curved blade.1

"The broad curved sword (teghá) is in use among the Hindu Rángars and Mohamedan Rajputs." 2

-Lord Egerton of Tatton, 1880


It is probably derived off the Persian tegha (تيغه), which means "blade of a sword of knife".



A north Indian teghá, possibly from Lahore.

1. See Rawson, P.S.; The Indian Sword, Herbert Jenkins, London, 1968. Page 9 and 84.
2. Lord Egerton of Tatton; Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour. Dover Publications; Revised edition, 2002. Page 105.

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With wide, pattern-welded blade.


With gold koftgari decorated hilt.


From the knife-making center of Bhera in the Punjab, using finely polished serpentine.


With vintage silver mounted scabbard.


The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.

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