Language: Nepali
Source: A 1931 dictionary


Pato (पातो) is the Nepali word for the side or "shoulder" of a khukurī blade. 

Other meanings: Page (of a book); the small piece of tile put in a hookah above the tobacco; shoulder-blade; tyre of a wheel.


Khol lines on khukuri

A mid 19th century khukurī.


For a complete overview of khukurī terminology, see my article: A Nepalese khukurī glossary.


1. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner; A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1931.

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With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.


Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.


With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.


With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.

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