Here're Top Bizarre, Terrifying Swords In Ancient India

Anil - Sep 06, 2019

Here're Top Bizarre, Terrifying Swords In Ancient India

The list includes the most bizarre but terrifying swords in Ancient India.

Conflicts have always been present in human life since ancient times. People always find ways to express their violence through acts of stabbing, slashing and killing. And certainly you also do not want to become a victim of these historic weapons, especially the last one. Go check the extraordinary weapons with a high level of damage below, you will be surprised at their popular usage in Ancient India.


Khanda is a straight sword with two edges and is originated from the Indian subcontinent. It is considered to be one of the religious, theater and artistic symbols that depict ancient history. It is thought to exist around 300 to 600 CE.

India Khanda

The sword is characterized by a blunt tip, making it harder to skew the enemies. Even so, Khanda still has a strong point. The heavy structure made it a perfect chopping device. Some swordsmen even rebuilt it by creating jagged edges, making the weapon even more dangerous.


Although the concept of "punch dagger" includes many weapons, Katar is the most well-known definition that truly represents the concept. Katar began to appear from the Vijayanagara Empire period. This weapon is characterized by an H-shaped grip, displaying a firm handhold and sets the blade upon the user's head.

India Katar

More ancient Katars were discovered with the design as described above. They had skillfully crafted blades with the shapes like leaves so that the tips of the blades were thicker than other areas of the weapons. During fightings, Katar will be pushed into the opponent's mail, easily making it way through the mail armor by smashing its links.

In addition to being a weapon in combat, Katar was also a charactered symbol of the upper-class status in Indian society. It was often accompanied by the princes and the nobleman. The Sikhs with a proud warrior culture also often used Katar as a tool in their martial arts demonstrations. Besides, some Indian and Pakistan also use Katar as the animal hunting tools and regarded it as a manifestation of strength and courage.


Pata is considered to be the progression of Katar. Pata is designed with a steel blade sticking out from a gauntlet. In which, the gauntlet acts as a protection for the arms and forearms of the warrior.

India Pata

Pata is not an inefficient historical weapon. Its appearance and craft techniques suggested that it was created during the Mughal periods.
Pata was used as a combat weapon mainly by professional fighters. Maratha people are trained to use them. The Pata Sword is an effective weapon against cavalry. It is used to harm horses or stab riders. The cavalry tends to use Pata because of its relatively long reach, which is favorable for stabbing movements.

The Urumi Whip Sword

Urumi is a weapon that looks both extraordinary and scary to the viewers. It has a very similar shape to other weapons of Indian origin, with a grip and handguards. The blade is made of high-quality steel with a flexible and sharp design. Urumi is often compared as a whip and is often dual-wielded.

India Urumi

Despite its bizarre design, Urumi is probably the oldest of the weapons presented above. It was commonly used in the Mauryan Empire around 300 BCE. The name "Urumi" is derived from Keralan, an area in southern India, although it is often referred to as "Chuttuval", a name originated from the Keralan words as "roll" and "sword".

An Urumi may include one or more flexible blades. Some variants of Sri Lanka can have even 32 blades, although common variants may have about 4 or 6 blades. The Urumi is often dual-wielded, despite being regularly used along with a shield in demonstrations, because of the risk that they pose to other protesters.


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