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Two tulwars

28.05.2018

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There are quite a few historical evidences on the use of two tulwars simultaneously in a real battle in India. In addition, a certain part of such descriptions are information, which, from a critical point of view, can be regarded as a poetic or mythological glorification of what happened in reality, and of course the description of fighting in such non-standard heroical manner is a glorification. Read more

Fighting Ascetics

28.05.2018

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«…who from going quite naked, close shaved and well rubbed with oil are so slippery that no one can seize them while they force their way with a dagger pointed at both ends and held by the middle» (from the description of the 19th century) Read more

Daggers in Indian martial arts

18.12.2015

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The weapons that were purchased by collectors in the 19-20th centuries at the Indian markets were certainly typologically similar to real weapons, although manufactured as souvenirs and handicrafts. But the quality of information the customer learnt about the name, features, and origin of a weapon type depended on the seller`s knowledge of the weapon. The provided information must have been variable depending on the place of purchase and language spoken by the seller.

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Shield

15.12.2015

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The shield was an integral part of Indian weapons culture due to the wide spread of missile weapons up to the 19th century. Even in times of domination on the battlefield firearms, the Indians, armed with swords, continued to use the shield.
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