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.