Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

Weapons | Armor | Special Materials | Miscellaneous

Simple | Martial | Exotic | Ammunition | Firearms | Mods


Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 20 (Amazon), Ultimate Combat pg. 1 (Amazon), Pathfinder #9: Escape from Old Korvosa pg. 83 (Amazon), Pathfinder Campaign Setting pg. 209 (Amazon), Adventurer's Armory pg. 18 (Amazon)


Cost 14 gp Weight 3 lbs.
Damage 1d4 (small), 1d6 (medium); Critical x3; Range —; Type P; Special performance
Category Light; Proficiency Exotic
Weapon Groups Axes; Blades, Light


An evolution of the punching dagger, the pata is a short sword that ends in a full, fingerless gauntlet hilt. You punch rather than stab with the weapon, allowing you to put more force behind each strike. While wearing a pata, you cannot use that hand for anything else. A pata provides a +10 bonus to your CMD against disarm attempts.