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A pulwar (also spelled pulouar) is a single handed curved sword from Afghanistan. Taking many features from the swords of neighboring lands, a pulwar might be described as "an Afghani talwar". Most existing pulwar date back to the early 19th century, and sport blades that greatly resemble those of the Indian tulwars of that time. Some do sport Persian blades which are slimmer and more curved and tapered towards the tip. The hilt is characterized by two quillions which are short and turned to point in the direction of the blade in the manner of some shamshir and saif. The pommel of the hilt is a flat disc that is so recognizable on Indian talwars. Often both hilt and blade can be ornately engraved with inscriptions, designs, and images. Afghanistan (Pashtu/Dari-Persian: Afğānistān افغانستان) is a country in Central Asia. ... A talwar or tulwar is a type of saber from Mughal India dating back to at least the 17th century. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ... Persian art is conscious of a great past, and monumental in many respects. ... See also: Hilt (band) and Peter Hilt The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. ... A shamshir is a curved sword of Persian origin, with a curve that is considered radical for a sword: 15 to 30 degrees from tip to tip. ... See also: Hilt (band) and Peter Hilt The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. ...


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Pulwar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (156 words)
A pulwar (also spelled pulouar) is a single handed curved sword from Afghanistan.
Taking many features from the swords of neighboring lands, a pulwar might be described as "an Afghani talwar ".
Most existing pulwar date back to the early 19th century, and sport blades that greatly resemble those of the Indian tulwars of that time.
Persepolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2175 words)
Persepolis was an ancient capital of the Persian Empire, situated some 70 km northeast of Shiraz, not far from where the small river Pulwar flows into the Kur (Kyrus).
About 13 km NNE, on the opposite side of the Pulwar, rises a perpendicular wall of rock, in which four similar tombs are cut, at a considerable height from the bottom of the valley.
The unfinished one is perhaps that of Arses of Persia, who reigned at the longest two years, or, if not his, then that of Darius III (Codomannus), who is one of those whose bodies are said to have been brought "to the Persians."
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