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I went looking for it twice it but couldn't find it when I went. First time I asked sewadars at Dukhniwaran Sahib and they directed us but couldnt find it.

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This factory i think was started by Baba Sant Singh, but after dispute of Jathedari of Buddha Dal, it went to Balvir Singh, Since then no-one seems to have heard of it.

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I got a tegha from there in 2005. A good friend got it for me, so cannot tell you about the location. Top quality shastar.

After the death of Jathedar Baba Santa Singh ji it was wound up because of the financial crisis within the dal when it split into different camps. I am certain that i read this on SikhSangat, but could not get the details when I did a search.

For good shastars at a fair price you should go to Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib at Anandpur. From the jore-ghar as you do down the ramp to the street level turn right into the bazar and one of the first few shops on your right is Singh Shastars. In April I got a pesh qabz made of puratan style watered steel, not acid etched like many of the fakes. It cost me Rs 4000. The shop keeper admits he makes a profit, but told me to compare his material to the nihang singh shastar factory near Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh ji in Amritsar who also make good shastars, but charge the earth.

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Do you know anybody who makes sheilds?Not the small ones.The ones the singhs used in wars?I saw guru hargobind sahib ji's sheild and it was 20 or more inches.The ones now are like 12 inches.

Also can you tell me what the difference is between tega,talwar and goliya?They seem the same.

Is there any good shops or factories near moga or near nanaksar?

I know about nihang baldev Singh in Amritsar and I was wondering how much he cost.In rupees please :)

That's all the questions I have for now :)

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I got a tegha from there in 2005. A good friend got it for me, so cannot tell you about the location. Top quality shastar.

After the death of Jathedar Baba Santa Singh ji it was wound up because of the financial crisis within the dal when it split into different camps. I am certain that i read this on SikhSangat, but could not get the details when I did a search.

For good shastars at a fair price you should go to Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib at Anandpur. From the jore-ghar as you do down the ramp to the street level turn right into the bazar and one of the first few shops on your right is Singh Shastars. In April I got a pesh qabz made of puratan style watered steel, not acid etched like many of the fakes. It cost me Rs 4000. The shop keeper admits he makes a profit, but told me to compare his material to the nihang singh shastar factory near Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh ji in Amritsar who also make good shastars, but charge the earth.

Great thanks for sharing this Singh. Will definitely go to Anandpur Sahib and check it out next time I go to Punjab

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Do you know anybody who makes sheilds?Not the small ones.The ones the singhs used in wars?I saw guru hargobind sahib ji's sheild and it was 20 or more inches.The ones now are like 12 inches.

Also can you tell me what the difference is between tega,talwar and goliya?They seem the same.

Is there any good shops or factories near moga or near nanaksar?

I know about nihang baldev Singh in Amritsar and I was wondering how much he cost.In rupees please :)

That's all the questions I have for now :)

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I do not know specifically about the larger shields - but asking any of the Singhs at the above places will probably get you what you want.

A tegha is a beautiful weopon. Basically its a a heavyweight of a curved tulwar (standard indo persian sword). Its thicker, about the same length and before tapering at the tip it widens out with both sides razor sharp. This makes its heavy weight easier to weild as well as ensuring a lot of power is delivered to the most distal part. The weight makes you imagine someone like Baba Deep Singh ji Shaheed would have weilded such a weopon, becuase its not easy to swing about in a controlled fashion and you will need a strong core and massive forearms to weild this in battle. A nihang once told me that even a novice ought to be able to cut the enemy (he used the word pathan to mean enemy - typical nihang boli!) straight through the waist in half with a decent swing. Even a good swordsman would not be able to do this with a tulwar though.

I always thought a golia was a heavy ball like weight on a mace chain. However i am not 100% certain.

I do not know about Moga (apart from its a good place to pick up a landi-jeep at the market on Sundays! Great fun if you fancy prancing around the villages like a goonda). Near Nanksar in Jagraon i did not see any shastar shops/ foundries at all.

Nihang Singh had a website with prices but current website www.nihangsingh.com does not have these listed any more. I'll post the details about the chap in Anandpur Sahib when i find his business card.

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if you want good arms then you have to go to MP to sikligar sikhs. they can make any arm of best quality. They live near indore many times indian media has done sting operation on them. they are very poor.

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Buddha dal stamp on my tegha is simply the initials NS written like that in english and below that there is the Gurmukhi EkhOnkar symbol with the Ekh looking more like a curved sihari vowel before the kakka.

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