When does a knife become a dagger?

Daggers

The dagger is one of the oldest weapons in the world. Unlike the knife, daggers usually have two cutting edges and a point, which was designed for the sting.

The history of the dagger began early: as early as the 9th century BC. Bronze daggers were used by steppe peoples. The Roman legionaries also used a dagger, the so-called pugio, which had a wide, long blade. In the Middle Ages, the dagger was worn as a side weapon as a complement to the sword. If the sword was lost or broken, it served the fighter as a means of defense. Famous forms of medieval daggers are the disc dagger and the ring knob dagger.

From the 16th century the so-called parrying dagger was developed, which, together with a sword, was supposed to repel and parry enemy sword blows. This technique was also very popular in fencing.

For a long time, the dagger was considered an unworthy weapon, mainly because of the possibility of using it concealed. Many great rulers, such as B. Julius Caesar, came to an end quickly with the dagger.

In this category you will find a wide range of daggers. Whether you are looking for an authentic decorative dagger or are looking for a sturdy, resistant battle-ready dagger or training dagger, you are sure to find it here. Of course we also offer sharp daggers - historical as well as modern.

Roman pugiones and the sax of the Vikings are also offered in sharp, battle-ready and decoration variants. Belt holders, leather sheaths and spare parts for our training daggers can be found in the accessories section.

In our shop you can buy a large selection of daggers at fair prices. From cheap to hand-forged as well as high-quality and extremely decorative, here is the ideal blade for everyone, be it for decoration, training or the exhibition match. We offer secure payment methods and fast, worldwide delivery. We would be happy to advise you which dagger suits you.

The dagger is one of the oldest weapons in the world. Unlike the knife, daggers usually have two cutting edges and a point, which was designed for the sting. The history of the dagger ... read more ยป
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The dagger is one of the oldest weapons in the world. Unlike the knife, daggers usually have two cutting edges and a point, which was designed for the sting.

The history of the dagger began very early: as early as the 9th century BC. Bronze daggers were used by steppe peoples. The Roman legionaries also use a dagger, the so-called pugio, which had a wide, long blade. In the Middle Ages, the dagger was worn as a side weapon to complement the sword. If the sword was lost or broken, it served the fighter as a means of defense. Famous forms of the medieval dagger are the disc dagger and the ring knob dagger.

From the 16th century the so-called parrying dagger was developed, which, together with a sword, was supposed to repel and parry enemy sword blows. This technique was also very popular in fencing.