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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.23


  1. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 247. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 5: The World” in Campaign Setting, 209. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. Brian Cortijo, et al. “Bestiary” in Escape from Old Korvosa, 83. Paizo Inc., 2008

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