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Antique Collectible Daggers

A Dagger is a short bladed weapon designed for stabbing rather than cutting and evolved out of prehistoric tools. Other types of dagger blades have a short narrow blade and a long thin blade, usually grooved. Asian daggers have a long, wavy-edged blade.

Daggers were used as an auxiliary or secondary weapon to the sword. A duelist would often carry a sword in one hand and a dagger in another.

Antique Daggers

With the development of firearms, the dagger lost its usefulness in military combat. Multipurpose knives and handguns replaced them. However, beginning with the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War and World War I, another form of dagger was used. The bayonet was used to turn rifles into spears by mounting them on the barrel.

Antique Dagger

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