Highly Detailed Decorative Daggers and Saber Reproductions from Denix - finished with factory edges (not-sharpened) these authentic reproductions make wonderful decorative pieces. Made with quality woods and metals in Spain.
A dagger is a typically double-edged blade used for stabbing or thrusting. They are used in the role of a secondary defense weapon in close combat.
Daggers differ from knives on the basis that daggers are intended primarily for stabbing whereas knives are usually single-edged and intended mostly for cutting.
Much like other historic weapon such as battle axes, daggers evolved from prehistoric tools. They were initially made of flint, ivory, or even bone and were used as weapons since the man's earliest beginnings. The earliest metal daggers appear in the Bronze Age before the sword, which developed from daggers.
Almost from the very beginning of Egyptian history, daggers were used as ceremonial objects with golden hilts and later even more ornate and varied construction. Traditionally, military and naval officers wore dress daggers as symbols of power, and soldiers are still equipped with combat knives.