SCA Tulwar

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

This is our recreation of the tulwar (also spelled “talwar”), a classic example of a traditional Indian sabre. Sanskrit for “one edged sword”, the tulwar was common in the 1500s, but the earliest versions can be found as far back as the 1300s from modern day India, Pakistan, and Nepal. Our version includes our 16mm or 20mm sabre blade, 4.5″ 3D printed grip, and tulwar guard & pommel. This sword is specifically designed to be SCA rapier and C&T legal and thus is offered in F2 or F3 flex.

 

  • 2mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
  • Roughly 1.7lbs total weight (with 16mm blade)
  • 33.5″ blade
  • 4.5″ 3D printed grip
  • Specially designed 3D printed grip
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Description

Allow 5 to 6 weeks to ship.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 42 x 8 x 8 in

1 review for SCA Tulwar

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jonas Weselake-George

    So, I haven’t purchased or used this sword. However, I’ve decided to offer a review of the description – because I think it add something.

    First, I want to say it is very exciting to see a manufacturer making an India sparring weapon and exciting to see it at such an excellent price! It is almost certainly worth buying – don’t hesitate! It would be fun to use and allow for a variety of techniques.

    Now my slightly more critical assessment: My major concern is that the description doesn’t give the length of the grip.

    Indian swords are typically controlled at using both the top and the bottom of the hand, as a result the grip length should be about the width of the hand where the metacarpals attach to the finger bones. Like with many constrictive hilt swords (e.g. some migration era swords) control can be with with the little finger or with the index finger. The bulge in the tulwar (usually but not always larger than shown) also makes it easy to engage the middle fingers at some points in a cut, but generally they are kept loose. This looseness allows one to slightly expand or compress the hand and thus control whether both the top and the bottom of the hand are engaged.

    So to really model a tulwar Castille should really offer multiple lengths of the hand grip. Ideally the cross guard would also have more curvature on the inside of the handle so that the finger can more completely rest against the cross-guard and be more engaged. Finally, in a perfect world different widths of the lower disk would be offered – since the width of the lower disk (and its curvature or lack of curvature) impacts how much the wrist is immobilised and thus the types of techniques/cuts used (which vary in different parts of India and different styles within India).

    That said, most of HEMA practitioners won’t know how to properly grip a Tulwar and will thus need a somewhat larger handle. So this isn’t really a problem. In fact, it almost certainly makes sense for most practitioners and Castille to use the approach taken here.

    I’m excited by this model being released and I hope that its success will lead to more variety being offered in the distant future.

    • Sam Yaskovic

      Hi Jonas,

      Our tulwar has a 4.5″ grip. As of right now we have no plans of offering different handle lengths for this sword, but we appreciate your feedback.

      Best wishes,
      Lauren

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