Language: Nepali
Source: A 1931 dictionary

Description

Āṅa (आङ) literally means "body" and more specifically the back of the body.1

Āṅa khukurī (आङ खुकुरी) is the name of a khukurī with a blade with flat sides, without grooves.2

 

A khukuri without grooves

A khukurī with flat sides and no grooves, called āṅa khukurī.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.

 

Sub-types of groove layouts

Among antiques, we typically encounter four main types of blade:

Āṅa (आङ); flat, like a kitchen knife.2

Āṅa khol (खोल् आङ); a single fuller running along the spine. (Commonly called ang khola.)

Du'i cirnu (दुइ चिर्नु); "two split", two fullers in the blade. (Commonly called dui chirra.)

Tīna cirnu (तीन चिर्नु); "three split", three fullers in the blade. (Commonly called tin chirra.)

 

Also see: A Nepalese khukurī glossary

 

Notes
1. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner; A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1931.
2. Resham Shercha, an ex Ghurka. Personal communication.

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