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


Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
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

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