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 a very fine Nepalese blade, but kard-like hilt and scabbard.


Early type with very shallow notch in the blade and little flare in the pommel.


Unusual example with hilts carved in lionesque heads.


20th century military khukurī with many different tools in its back pocket.


Simple piece with a beautiful blade profile.


Very large presentation kukri from the Sundarijal Arsenal in Nepal.