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Daggers | German, Medieval or Fantasy Dagger Knives

DaggersOne of the oldest weapons, daggers earned an evil reputation early in history as the favorite tools of assassins and thieves, a theme reflected accurately in today’s video games. Small and easily concealed, the knife’s success depended on surprise. In open combat, warriors of ancient armies carried daggers as backup weapons but depended on polearms for the main attack.

During Europe’s dueling era, daggers became the preferred offhand defense weapon. Parrying daggers with specially designed blade-catching hilts became popular among fencers, but the need faded as firearms took over both the military and dueling worlds. Today’s soldiers carry daggers for the same reasons as their predecessors — it’s a deadly knife that’s easily tucked away in a boot or pocket, something to grab for a last defense or a first strike. For collectors, daggers offer some of the most beautiful styles, since even the simplest still shows the symmetry and primal quality of this most ancient knife pattern. The look has had all of human history to evolve.

Daggers aren’t the most practical knives for ordinary work, so if combat isn’t your reason for knife shopping, consider that a dagger’s double edge provides very poor thumb leverage. If you’re shaping a piece of wood for a shelter frame or dressing out game at the edge of camp you need a knife that’s more controllable. The dagger is more weapon than tool.

Some of Our Favorites

A truly amazing functional replica of Old World technology, our choice for the best dagger is the Main Gauche Trident takes parrying to the highest possible levels.

The 1918 Trench Dagger’s brutal efficiency qualifies it as one of the finest fighting knives ever built. It’s everything you need except pretty.

From the Swords of the Ancients series, the Navros Dagger shows the imagination and technical expertise of a fine artist in engraved steel.

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Cold Steel Point Guard Neck Knife LDK

Last Ditch Emergency Blade w/ G-10 Pistol Grip, Fred Perrin

Cold Steel Point Guard Neck Knife LDK | Last Ditch Emergency Blade w/ G-10 Pistol Grip, Fred Perrin

The Cold Steel Point Guard neck knife looks like it could even be practical for more than a last ditch threat. With serviceable G-10 handle scales and a minimal grip that works well, this is more than the knife you hope you'll never use.

Weighing just 2.8 ounces, counting ...





King Arthur Dagger by Denix

Carnwennan Medieval Fantasy Blade, Zamak 17 Inch

King Arthur Dagger by Denix | Carnwennan Medieval Fantasy Blade, Zamak 17 Inch

Nearly everyone knows the story of King Arthur's Excalibur, but fewer have heard of his favorite dagger, the magical Carnwennan. Consider the massive King Arthur Dagger from Denix, a Spanish company specializing in accurate reproductions of old weaponry, if you're seeking a dagger worthy of the Round Table.

This 17-inch-long ...





Dual Fantasy Dragon Dagger Set

Detailed Crescent Sword w/ Table Display Stand

Dual Fantasy Dragon Dagger Set | Detailed Crescent Sword w/ Table Display Stand

In a perfect size for desktop display, these Dragon Dagger Swords should please any gaming fan looking for real-world loot. Although the design looks Klingon, the inspiration for modern crescent daggers actually came from real weapons used in Chinese martial arts.

These two very detailed fantasy daggers rest on a ...





Gil Hibben Immortal Knife Dagger, Autographed Limited Collectible

Fantasy Knife of the Year United Cutlery

Gil Hibben Immortal Knife Dagger, Autographed Limited Collectible | Fantasy Knife of the Year United Cutlery

United Cutlery sponsors a Fantasy Knife of the Year series designed by former Alaskan hunting guide Gil Hibben, and this Immortal Knife was 2007's featured blade. No longer in production, the knife was limited to only 3,000 pieces. Each knife includes a sheath and a Certificate of Authenticity autographed by ...





Bear & Son Ninja Knife II Boot Dagger

Fixed Combat Double Edged Blade w/ Belt Clip

Bear & Son Ninja Knife II Boot Dagger | Fixed Combat Double Edged Blade w/ Belt Clip

The Bear and Son Ninja II Boot Dagger may look like many other small combat knives, but the Ninja II carries an important difference. Most modern double-edged daggers provide one true cutting edge and one false edge. With the Ninja II, both edges of the blade ...





Ka-Bar Besh Boga Neck Knife, Titanium Nitride

Womens Self Defense Dagger by Brent Breshara

Ka-Bar Besh Boga Neck Knife, Titanium Nitride | Womens Self Defense Dagger by Brent Breshara

The Ka-Bar Besh BOGA Neck Knife is the production version of a women's self defense knife designed by Canadian Special Ops soldier Brent Breshara. The Besh BOGA features Breshara's unusual "Besh Wedge" point -- a strong design which puts a third cutting edge on the dagger's chisel-shaped tip.

Made in ...





Puma Medici Stiletto Pocketknife

Solingen Steel Folding Dagger Knife w/ Stag Antler Handle

Puma Medici Stiletto Pocketknife | Solingen Steel Folding Dagger Knife w/ Stag Antler Handle

Made in the German knife-making center of Solingen, this stiletto-type pocket knife is functional as well as beautiful. Although it looks like an automatic, it's a slip joint with some interesting extra features.

The blade shape of the 440A high carbon stainless steel gives the Medici the deadly look of a ...





Uzi Battlefield Commander Fixed Knife EK ZF52

Combat Dagger Blade w/ Tactical G-10 Handle

Uzi Battlefield Commander Fixed Knife EK ZF52 | Combat Dagger Blade w/ Tactical G-10 Handle

The Uzi EK Battlefield Commander does have an interesting high-tech look but comes up slightly short in durability. Balance the trendy blood groove against the knife's good features and make up your own mind.

It is hard to go completely wrong with a fixed blade of good quality, and the UZI ...





Black Sentry Trench Knife by United Cutlery, Concealed

Knuckle Duster Spear Point WWI Fixed Blade w/ Shoulder Harness

Black Sentry Trench Knife by United Cutlery, Concealed | Knuckle Duster Spear Point WWI Fixed Blade w/ Shoulder Harness

Many cheaper versions of this knife are available, but the Black Sentry Spear Point Trench Knife is the least you should consider. If a combination knuckle duster and dagger fits your lifestyle, you need at least this much knife.

This knife concept evolved from a knife used in trench warfare ...





Lord of the Rings Witch King Fantasy Dagger by United Cutlery

Official LOTR Replica Ring Wraith Sword, Kit Rae

Lord of the Rings Witch King Fantasy Dagger by United Cutlery | Official LOTR Replica Ring Wraith Sword, Kit Rae

Considerable work went into this detailed movie replica from United Cutlery's LOTR series. The Dagger of the Witch-King is more than just a scaled-down companion piece to the much larger Sword of the Witch King. The Dagger has its own unique look of aged and pitted metal, ...





Ninja Tanto Knife w/ Caltrops, Shuriken Stars, Punch Dagger

Fantasy Master Recon Belt Sheath

Ninja Tanto Knife w/ Caltrops, Shuriken Stars, Punch Dagger | Fantasy Master Recon Belt Sheath

Like the Ninja themselves, this Ninja Recon Tanto Knife from Fantasy Master holds secrets you won't suspect until it's too late. I mean that in a good way -- the ninjas have some of the best toys. If you're not opposed to having a good time with sharp objects, ...





Kershaw Zero Tolerance Ranger Knife

Fixed Dagger Tungsten Black Blade, G-10 Green Handle 0121

Kershaw Zero Tolerance Ranger Knife | Fixed Dagger Tungsten Black Blade, G-10 Green Handle 0121

The Ranger 0121 Fixed Blade from Kershaw U.S.A.'s Zero Tolerance line won't win beauty contests, but you also don't find many smaller backup knives as tough as pry bars. Keeping it strong and simple, the ZT Ranger won't fail.

At only eight inches in overall length and 9.1 ounces in ...





Night Stalker Fantasy Knife, Black Bat

Futuristic Punch Dagger Sword by Trademark Global w/ Display Plaque

Night Stalker Fantasy Knife, Black Bat | Futuristic Punch Dagger Sword by Trademark Global w/ Display Plaque

Imported from China by Trademark Global, the Night Stalker Fantasy Knife Sword looks best on the polished hardwood wall plaque but can be worn on the arm. If you're tempted to try it out, consider some of the basic safety issues and punch with caution.

High carbon stainless steel ...





Lone Wolf Defender Knife Of the Year 2009 by Paul Poehlmann

Gentleman’s Tactical Folder w/ Cocobolo Handle

Lone Wolf Defender Knife Of the Year 2009 by Paul Poehlmann | Gentleman’s Tactical Folder w/ Cocobolo Handle

The Paul Defender from Lone Wolf Knives won Blade Magazine's 2009 award for Overall Knife of the Year. Termed the Gentleman's Tactical Folder by the manufacturer, the Defender is a collaboration between Lone Wolf's designers and Paul Poehlmann, inventor of the Paul Axiel lock.

What you'll notice first is ...





British Military Commando Knife, WWII Collectible

Forged Fairbairn Sykes Dagger Replica

British Military Commando Knife, WWII Collectible | Forged Fairbairn Sykes Dagger Replica

Designed by William Fairbairn and Eric Sykes just prior to WWII, the Fairbairn-Sykes combat dagger was first produced for the British Army in 1940. Built to the specifications of these two veterans of the Shanghai Municipal Police, the dagger design first produced by Wilkinson Sword became the most popular Allied ...





Chinese Yoroidoshi Tanto Dagger, Handmade

Ryumon Functional Sword, Forged Damascus Steel

Chinese Yoroidoshi Tanto Dagger, Handmade | Ryumon Functional Sword, Forged Damascus Steel

With quality similar to that of the designer's custom blades, this double-edged Tanto Yoroidoshi Dagger is actually a production version based on the work of Wally Hayes, a sword smith from Ontario, Canada.

Manufactured for Ryumon Swords at the famous Longquan Village in mainland China, the Hayes Yoroidoshi Dagger was hand-forged by ...





Cold Steel Scottish Naval Dirk w/ Rosewood Handle

Medieval Dagger, Spring Steel Sword

Cold Steel Scottish Naval Dirk w/ Rosewood Handle | Medieval Dagger, Spring Steel Sword

You may have to go back a few centuries to find a dirk as practical as this knife from Cold Steel -- the Scottish Dirk with Rosewood Handle and Leather Scabbard. In other times, the dirk was built for mayhem and was a common sidearm on naval ships. ...





Columbia Operator Tactical Knife by Jim Hammond

Double Edged Tanto CRKT ABC 2605

Columbia Operator Tactical Knife by Jim Hammond | Double Edged Tanto CRKT ABC 2605

Designed by Jim Hammond, the Operator's Model A.B.C. (All Bases Covered) knife adapts Hammond's popular fixed blade diver's knife design to land use. With full-length cutting edges both plain and serrated, this rugged outdoorsman's knife covers every situation.

The four-ounce knife of AUS8 high carbon stainless steel incorporates a modified ...





Scorpion Fantasy Punch Dagger, Twin Blades

Death Stalker Sword Set w/ Display

Scorpion Fantasy Punch Dagger, Twin Blades | Death Stalker Sword Set w/ Display

Fantasy weapons like the Death Stalker Scorpion Arm Dagger reside in a world out of reach of practical concerns. Built for the collector as well as the game fan seeking a true-to-life loot drop outside the virtual world, this combination fantasy punch dagger and arm guard won't disappoint.

Instead of lashing ...





Fantasy Battle Axe Display, Alien Warrior

Dagger w/ High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade

Fantasy Battle Axe Display, Alien Warrior | Dagger w/ High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade

I like this surrealistic Fantasy Battle Axe and Dagger combination, since it's definitely one of the more unusual fantasy weapons of recent times, but I also have some reservations about it. The drawback to this bizarre and decorative weapon is the amount of plastic that went into its creation. Maybe ...





Lord of the Rings Replica Fantasy Celtic Sword

Frodo Sting Dagger

Lord of the Rings Replica Fantasy Celtic Sword | Frodo Sting Dagger

First, out of respect to the height-challenged Hobbit race, I will have to point out that the Lord of the Rings Sting Dagger is actually a sword. The Sting may be a little short by human standards, but any true Tolkien fan should know that the Sting was the ...





Boker Fighting Knife Dagger, Full Tang w/ Micarta Handle

Schanz Integral Green

Boker Fighting Knife Dagger, Full Tang w/ Micarta Handle | Schanz Integral Green

This heavy fighting knife -- drop forged from one piece of high carbon 440C stainless steel -- has good balance, although the green canvas micarta handle doesn't do much for its looks. A full tang build including a heavy forged bolster and hand guard give the Schanz Integral Dagger ...





Scottish Regimental Dirk Sword Replica

Fork & Knife Sheath

Scottish Regimental Dirk Sword Replica | Fork & Knife Sheath

Thanks to a reader here I now know the history behind this combination Scottish Regimental Dirk and mess kit. This replica dirk isn't of the best quality, with fittings of cheap pressed metal and faux cairngorn of real colored glass. The matching knife and fork tuck into small pockets ...





Schrade Extream Survival Knife

Fixed Dagger Blade by Taylor Cutlery, 12 1/4 Inch

Schrade Extream Survival Knife | Fixed Dagger Blade by Taylor Cutlery, 12 1/4 Inch

Survival knives usually try to do everything with one tool and wind up not being very good at any of it. The Schrade Extream Survival Knife is a better knife than most all purpose blades but has a few weak points.

The Extream is large (12.5 inches overall length) and heavy ...





Puma Stag Skinner Bowie Knife

Full Tang Solingen Stainless Steel

Puma Stag Skinner Bowie Knife | Full Tang Solingen Stainless Steel

The knives from Puma's Solingen, Germany, factory always look more like weapons than the average factory-made knife, and the Puma Stag Skinner knife holds true to that. The 5-inch blade of the Puma Skinner may be technically a Bowie style, but it has the flair of a European dagger. ...





1918 Trench Dagger Knife

World War I Army Replica Weapon | Brass Knuckle Guard

1918 Trench Dagger Knife | World War I Army Replica Weapon | Brass Knuckle Guard

This knife was developed just a little too late for WWI and never actually saw action during that particular conflict. The 1918 combat knife became the American military standard for decades after WWI -- even to the early years of the Vietnam war. The 1918 WWI Trench Dagger recreated here embeds ...





Best Dagger: German Main Gauche Trident

Paul Chen Hanwei Collectible

Best Dagger: German Main Gauche Trident | Paul Chen Hanwei Collectible

All right, another fancy parrying dagger, certainly not the first one I've ever seen -- but hold on a minute, there's something new at hand. Actually the German Main Gauche is something old brought to life again for possibly the first time since the 1600s, when dueling with swords and ...





TOPS Border Crossing Tactical Knife

Black High Carbon Dagger w/ Micarta Handle

TOPS Border Crossing Tactical Knife | Black High Carbon Dagger w/ Micarta Handle

Tactical knives come and go, some great ideas and some wanna-bes. I admit I'm skeptical when I see that knives are advertised as "in the hands of top field agents right now!" That's an easy claim to make and tough to back up. The biographies of the founders of TOPS ...





Assassin’s Creed Fighting Knife

Fantasy Dagger Sword | Altair Ibn La-Ahad

Assassin’s Creed Fighting Knife | Fantasy Dagger Sword | Altair Ibn La-Ahad

If you're a fan of the video game adventure Assassin's Creed, take a look at this real life remake of the tool of Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad's trade in his war against the machinations of the Knights Templar. While it does tend towards the fanciful, with an elaborate but functional chest harness ...





Puma IP Combat Dagger Knife

Black Military Double Edged Teflon Blade

Puma IP Combat Dagger Knife | Black Military Double Edged Teflon Blade

This 10.83-inch black combat dagger from Puma IP -- the international production branch begun in Spain in 2003 -- sports a double-edged 6" blade of 440C alloy high carbon stainless steel. Coated with black Teflon to prevent glare and increase corrosion resistance, the dagger is a no-nonsense concept for the ...





WWI 1918 Trench Warfare Knuckle Duster Military Knife

Historical Replica Blade

WWI 1918 Trench Warfare Knuckle Duster Military Knife | Historical Replica Blade

Based on an old trench knife design, this cleaned up version represents the spirit of the worst of times, the trench war of WWI that inspired many of the Geneva Protocols commonly known as Rules of Warfare. Even with the slight civilized changes of this model, it's a knife that ...





Naruto Ultimate Ninja Kunai Japanese Anime Throwing Knife Set

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Kunai Japanese Anime Throwing Knife Set

Inspired by the weapons of the popular game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja, these reproductions of the kunai from that series are more than the usual "for display only" fantasy knives. Kunai, a variety of shuriken (throwing weapon) used by the Ninja of old Japan, are simple edged weapons derived from ...





Cleopatra Sword

Ancient Egyptian Replica Dagger | Gold Finish With Scabbard

Cleopatra Sword | Ancient Egyptian Replica Dagger | Gold Finish With Scabbard

An ornately decorated sword such as this could only serve as a replica for one of the most recognizable names in women's history, even history itself for that matter. This is a dagger honoring the memory of Cleopatra VII, Pharaoh of Egypt and Queen of the Nile during 69-30 B.C. Many historians and ...





Cold Steel Skean Dhu

Scottish Dagger | 11SDS Brave Heart Knife

Cold Steel Skean Dhu | Scottish Dagger | 11SDS Brave Heart Knife

Once again Cold Steel has put their modern interpretation into a traditional knife style, and it works well. This time they've revolutionized the Scottish Skean Dhu blade. That means "black knife" in Gaelic, so I'm not sure how they got the name "Brave Heart".

The ancient Scottish made the Skean Dhu knife ...





United Cutlery Kit Rae Navros Dagger

Swords of the Ancients | Gold Limited Edition

United Cutlery Kit Rae Navros Dagger | Swords of the Ancients | Gold Limited Edition

This is a great deal for a limited edition Kit Rae fantasy dagger. The Navros dagger here is the special-edition model, plated in 24K gold and limited to only 1500 pieces, so it's a rarity as well as a beauty.

The engraved blade shows off 13.75 inches of polished, nickel-plated ...





Daggers and Bayonets

Book of Collectibles | WWII Daggers, German Bayonets, etc.

Daggers and Bayonets | Book of Collectibles | WWII Daggers, German Bayonets, etc.

One hundred and twenty eight pages devoted to nothing but daggers and bayonets!

Logan Thompson takes us on a journey, from ancient times up through modern day, explaining and detailing the history and evolution of these two types of knives. He provides many illustrations and pictures, showing us German, British, and French bayonets, ...





German Daggers of WWII

Sword and Militaria Expert Thomas Johnson

German Daggers of WWII | Sword and Militaria Expert Thomas Johnson

After a long, successful career in the US Military, Thomas M. Johnson embarked on a career as a writer. Specializing in German edged weapons and other German militaria, he is considered on of the leading authorities on the subject.

This book serves as a detailed survey and reference of WWII-era German knives ...





German Dagger

Militaria Officer Model With Sheath | Replica

German Dagger | Militaria Officer Model With Sheath | Replica

It's very difficult, and often expensive, to find original WWII daggers. For a serious militaria collector, a replica will often make due as a place-holder or to fill in gaps in a collection. This replica is representative of the period, and is perfect for a collector or history buff.

This model is a ...





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