The Urumui. India’s Flexible Sword

by Daniel Russ on May 20, 2012





The Indians of the Mid  Ages invented some of t he world’s strangest weapons. The Urumi was no exception. A sword wrought out of a band of flexible steel, it was also called the Chuttval. In the southern Indian art of Kalaripayat, the Urumi was the art taught only to the very best and as part of the last discipline to students. The reason was that this art is so deadly and this weapon so unpredictable, that the user is likely to be injured wielding it.






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