The Talwar or Tulwar is a type of sabre from Mughal India dating back to at least the 17th century. In what was called Hindustan this became by far the most popular choice of sword. In outline it bears a resemblance to the Persian shamshir and the Turkish kilic; however, the blade of a talwar is wider in the ricasso than a shamshir, and will taper less toward the point. It also has a less extreme curve in the 28-30 inch blade and often will sport one or more fullers. As a single-handed sword the talwar displays a metal hilt with short quillions for the upper guard, and a unique flat-disc pommel. The blade's tang is inserted to the single piece hollow hilt and affixed with adhesive. The blade seems to have been derived from earlier turko-mongol sabers with heavy influence from the Sikh khanda. Due to its popularity in India the talwar was found in 19th century Afghanistan, Nepal, Mysore. In addition, it had relatives in the pedeung and the piso podang swords of Sumatra. Like the shamshir, the blades and hilts of the Talwar were often very ornate and featured carvings or gilding.

The Talwar is often confused with the similar looking hybrid sword pulwar of Afghanistan.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

The Talwar is the strongest sword in its class, being slightly stronger than Bastard Sword that is found at the beginning of the Reverse Castle. This weapon is found in the second bell tower of the Anti-Chapel just prior to the battle with Medusa. Basic swords that are stronger than this (including the next strongest, the Sword of Hador) but are otherwise similar have dramatic auras about them when they are swung. The Talwar and weaker similar swords all represent historical sword types, while stronger similar swords represent specific mythical and fictional blades. This sword is not dropped by any enemies and cannot be purchased, so the Anti-Chapel is the only place to get one.

Item Data

Item Data: Talwar
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Talwar Icon Talwar (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Curved Indian sword. Sword
Attrib: Cut
ATT +22
Find: Anti-Chapel
Talwar Icon Talwar - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Curved Indian sword. Sword
#hands: 1
ATK +14
Sell: $1,625 
Rarity: **
Find: Chapter 5


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