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Pata

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The pata (pronounced PAH-ta)[1] is a short, double-edged bladed weapon which evolved from the katar. Like the katar, it has a gauntleted grip, but instead of the triangular blade, the pata has the blade of a shortsword. Wielders use a punching motion to pierce their opponents. This allows a great amount of force to be put behind the blow, and greater penetration than a normal shortsword. The grip makes this weapon more difficult to disarm than most normal gripped weapons.[2][3]

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