Firangi Sword

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By Crusader1307

The name itself is translated from the Arabic to mean “Frank”. The Frangi Sword was designed after Western European weapons. Popular as an import for the Portuguese, this weapon was a main component for the Mughal Cavalry. Developed in the 15th Century (possibly earlier), The Friangi was a straight sword which was produced as a single and double-edged weapon. It was used as a slashing and stabbing weapon. They ranged from 35 to 40 inches in length. They weighed around 3.5 to 4 pounds. Friangi Sword's featured the typical Hindu pommel spike at the end of the weapon. The Friangi was seen widely in use against British Forces during The Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858.