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 iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.


Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.


The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.


Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.


Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.


An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.