Ancient Khasi soldiers were truly brave warriors and this was witnessed in the discovery of a sword used by ancient Khasi soldiers by a young farmer whose name is Shanroi Dohtdong while farming in his field in the village of Phansawrang ‘A’ which is close to Nongthliew village. Upon finding this sword, the farmer informed the office of t7 and the t7 team immediately rushed to the spot for examination of the discovered sword.
Upon closer examination of the sword, it could be said that the sword had served it’s purpose to the soldier who owned it to the fullest because marks could be seen on the sword which looked like marks from fights. The sword was extremely rusted and heavy.
The mother of the young farmer said that the sword could have belonged to the soldiers of Tirot Sing because the site on which the sword was found used to be a pathway for the soldiers of Hima Nongkhlaw during the invasion of the British Empire.
The sword is now under the care and custody of the family, and it would be of immense pleasure if the true age of the sword could be verified so that it can be preserved as a historical artefact of the governance practised in the land of the Hynniewtrep.