Language: Arabic
Source: Egerton


Teghá is Arabic for "blade" but is commonly used since at least the late 19th century as a word to describe 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


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 markings attributing it to Jalore.


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


With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.


A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.


The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.

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