Language: Nepali
Source: A 1931 dictionary

Description

Bāṛ (बाड़्) is the Nepali word for the blade of a khukurī.1

A number of khukurī types are differentiated by the layout of their fullers, or the absence thereof:

Ana kukri

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

 

ang khola kukri

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

 

Dui chirra kukri

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

 

Tin chirra kukri

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

 

Further reading

For a complete overview of khukurī terminology, see my article: 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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