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Firangi
Time Period: 17th century
Location: India
Common Construction: Indian Hilt, European Steel Blade

The firangi is a European blade welded on to an Indian hilt. Firangi meant "foreigner" and foreign blades were highly valued in India where iron is quite rare. The hilt usually has a long spike that allows the user to grip the sword with a second hand if necessary.

CE 17th Century, History, India, Sword, Weapon


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