Indian sabre like outer curved/blade sword from the shunga and chola periods

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
4,347
Sydney
#11
curved edged weapons are usually used by cavalry
slashing so as not getting the blade stuck is an important requirement
cavalry swords don't need to be very sharp ,
the speed of the swing plus the speed of the horse create plenty of damage even if the edge is rather thick
on top it doesn't chip so much
stabbing is possible but usually avoided , there is a good chance the sword would be wrenched for the horseman hand
which is also why there is a lanyard tying the sword to the wrist
 
Likes: Ashoka maurya
Mar 2019
1,436
KL
#12
Makan soldier, 550 BC, the outer curved edge also tallies well with the first picture from shunga period second cen BC.

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ivory statue from bibliothic national france from sindh or Punjb areas

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but the shunga blade shows a talwar like bent compared to Makan sword

there is also one rounded edged sword similar to gupta era

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some scholars think that makan was an indian satrap under achaemenids
 
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