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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