Category: dhal

victoriansword: Indian khanda sword, khanjar d…

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Indian khanda sword, khanjar dagger, flintlock pistol, and dhal shield.

This heavy and tremendously long Indian firangi sword dates to some time in the 18th century, perhaps earlier. 126 cm-long overall, it is mounted with a whopping 105 cm or 41" long blade, single-edged, composed of pattern folded steel, with a nice damascus-like weave. Blade is still razor- sharp and shows signs of prior cleanings. Two-handed Khanda hilt of steel construction has acquired a beautiful dark patina.

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victoriansword: Indian armor, khula-khud (h…

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Indian armor, khula-khud (helmet), char aina (curaiss), dastana (vambrace/arm guard), dhal (shield), a traditional Sikh warrior outfit from the nearly 80 historical artefacts on display in central London at the world’s first major exhibition on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, north India. A full-sized mannequin of a Sikh warrior dressed in the way a high-ranking warrior would have been at the height of the Sikh Empire, head to foot in original, ornate, gold body armour and weaponry.

Persian Kulah Khud (helmet), Dhal (shield), an…

Persian Kulah Khud (helmet), Dhal (shield), and Bazu Band (vambrace), 19th Century

A fine suite of gold and silver-damascened Persian armor, early 19th centuryComprising: 1) Helmet, kulah khud, the domed skull chiseled with florals and panels of birds enclosed by gold-damascened strapwork; the apex fitted with 5 inch spike, the front with two plume sockets and sliding nasal; lower edge of skull with inscribed and silver-damascened panels and fitted with scalloped coif of fine, butted links. Interior retaining thin, quilted lining. 2) Shield, dhal, fitted with brass reinforced rim, the center with four gold-damascened and floral chased bosses, the field chiseled and damascened en suite to the helmet; this enclosed by minor borders composed of small panels chased with florals and a major border having large panels with silver-damascened cursive inscriptions. Reverse with quilted backing. 3) Arm guard, bazu-band, chiseled and gold-damascened en suite to the helmet and shield and fitted below the slightly cusped wrist with buckles and portions of mail wrist band.

victoriansword: Indian khanda sword and dhal …

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Indian khanda sword and dhal shield before and after restoration by Paul Macdonald of Macdonald Armouries in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Indian Tulwar and Dhal (Shield), 19th Century …

Indian Tulwar and Dhal (Shield), 19th Century

A 19th century Indian tulwar, 70 cm curved fullered blade, steel hilt with disc pommel, 83 cm long overall; a 19th century dhal shield, 49cm diameter.

An Indian tulwar and dhal (shield) that have been beautifully…

An Indian tulwar and dhal (shield) that have been beautifully conserved by Paul Macdonald of Macdonald Armouries in Edinburgh, Scotland.

victoriansword: Decorative shield with crossed swords,…

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Decorative shield with crossed swords, featuring actual weapons! The sword on the left is a 19th C. Indian tulwar, the sword on the right is a British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword, and the shield is an Indian dhal, also probably 19th C.