Indian Moplah Sword

  • General History
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By Crusader1307

Seen around the 17th/18th Centuries, The Moplah Sword was a regional blade (India) - that was roughly 35 to 35 inches in blade length. Designed to be double-edged (with a slight curve) and finely pointed. Weight ranged from 3 to 5 pounds. The middle of the blade was reinforced for strength when used against somewhat "fuller" blades. The grip and handle was long and could be used with either one or two hands. Some versions featured the traditional Hindi hand disk (for protection). The Moplah was not used with a scabbard, and was normally worn on the user's back (like a Backsword). Moplah's could be plain or quite elaborate in terms of decoration. These blades were a constant threat to many a British soldier who encountered them during Indian's many rebellions against British Colonialism.