Types of Swords

1. ਅਸਿ – AS, sword

2. ਅਸਿ – AS, sword

3. ਸ਼ਮਸ਼ੇਰ – SHAMSHER, sword

4. ਸ਼ਿਕਾਰਗਾਹ – SHIKAARGAH, hunting sword

5. ਸਿਰੋਹੀ – SIROHI, a sword made in the state Sirohi in Rajputana. Made using Foladi – a special metal called polad (steel) originating from Iran. (DAMASCUS) Two pieces of this metal are joined together with a crude, weak, metal between to make this unbreakable sword.

6. ਸੀਖਚਾ – SEEKHCHA, a type of thin and straight sword

7. ਸੈਫ਼ – SAIF, straight sword

8. ਕਤੀ (ਕੱਤੀ) – KATTI, a thin and straight sword

9. ਕਰੌਤੀ – KROTI, a sword with teeth like grooves on the edge of the blade

10. ਕਿਰਚ – KIRCH, straight sword

11. ਕਿ੍ਰਪਾਣ – KIRPAN, a sword, Sri Sahib, one of the 5 kakkars.

12. ਖੰਡਾ – KHANDA, double edged sword, two sides with which something can be cut and destroyed

13. ਗੁਜਰਾਤ ਵੱਡੀ – GUJRAT VADDI, a large sword made in Gujrat

14. ਗੁਜਰਾਤ ਛੋਟੀ – GUJRAT CHHOTI, made with a hard metal called Shakeela. This is harder than Folad/Damascus (Polad Steel) and more shiny. This is the smaller version to Gujrat Vaddi

15. ਗੋਲੀਆ - GOLIYA

16. ਤੇਗ (ਤੇਗ਼ਾ) – TEGH TEGHA, sword

17. ਜੁਲਫਕਾਰ – JULFKAAR, a sword with spine like grooves at the edge of the blade.

18. ਤੇਗ (ਤੇਗ਼ਾ) – TEGH TEGHA, sword

19. ਧੋਪ – DHOP, a thin and straight sword

20. ਪੱਟਿਸ – PATTIS, a Khanda like sword, made from a nimble and resilient steel. Doubled edged, with a metal net over the hilt to protect the hand.

Translations of Mahan Kosh.

Image of Shastars from Mahan Kosh.

Please forgive any errors and mistakes in the translation.


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