Language: Nepali
Source: A 1931 dictionary


Phaulād (फौलाद्) is the Nepali word for wootz, from the Persian faulād.

Nepalese edged weapons are usually made of laminated steel, sometimes with an inserted hardened edge. Some finer pieces are pattern welded, often with a pattern consisting of a multitude of fine dots.

Wootz was also known in Nepal, and on rare occasions used for making khukurī blades which are now highly sought after by collectors.


Further reading

See the glossary article on wootz.


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

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


An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.


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


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


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


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