Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daggers


For this post I am not talking about any one dagger, but what a dagger actually is. Because Daggers and Knives tend to get confused. (And of course, you can guess for K, I will be talking about Knives). 

So what is a Dagger? 

A short, double edged weapon used for stabbing or thrusting.  

Here is a list of things that make it a dagger rather than a knife or sword. 

  •  Double Edged, both sides of the blade are sharp. 
  •  It is short. 
  • Better balanced.
  • You don't chop your vegetables with a dagger.  (Well not usually, I don't actually know if YOU cut your veggies with a dagger.) 





*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge.

30 comments:

  1. What a fascinating theme you've got going on here. I'm intrigued!
    (popping over from AtoZ)
    http://suzyturner.blogspot.com

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  2. Ah, the trusty dagger, perfect for the protagonist to hide in his boot.

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  3. You probably could cut veggies with a dagger, but I wouldn't recommend it!

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    1. Well I didn't say you COULDN'T. Just that most don't. :) And no, I wouldn't recommend it either.

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  4. A dagger sounds so much more impressive than a knife, and for some reason more deadly.

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    1. Well it is, on both of those. More impressive and more deadly. Well, more deadly depending on what type of knife/dagger and who is using it. :)

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  5. You made John Wayne in my head.
    "Is that a dagger...?"

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  6. Now I want to try to cut veggies with a dagger. My six year old would be impressed.

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    1. *Giggle* Let me know how that goes! No really, I want to know!

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  7. I agree with Sarah, now I want to try cutting my onions and mushrooms with a dagger. Sounds so much more exciting. With my luck, I'd probably cut my finger off though.

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    1. Totally let me know if it works out! Yeah, that would be my problem too . . .

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  8. I actually have no desire to cut my vegetables with a dagger, because I like having the safe edge when I wipe off the veggies stuck on the blade... and it's easier to wash. :)

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    1. Me neither. I prefer to use my weapons for what they were made for. Wow, that sounded so much better in my head. I promise I don't use my daggers for what they are intended. They are decoration pieces.

      And yeah, a knife is so much easier to wash !

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  9. No need for the disclaimer on my part. I'm happy to take your word for it! ;-)

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  10. I would love to see my grown children's faces if I did use a dagger to chop my veggies!
    Connie
    Checkin' in from the A to Z Challenge.
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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    1. LOL I would love to see anyone's face is I was using a dagger to cut my veggies. Hmmm this is starting to sound like a really good scene for a book . . . I must write this down for future reference. :)

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  11. now I know! Thanks for sharing!

    deb

    www.wearinglemon.blogspot.com

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  12. cool post!
    ill be back to find out what a knife is! (i've probably confused the two while writing)
    PS: i'd love to try to chop vegetables with a dagger :)

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    1. Thank you! Haha definitely. And now that it is the joke, maybe I will do a follow up post after the challenge. I will take pictures of how it would be to cut veggies with a dagger. :)

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  13. So does length not play a role in the difference of daggers from knives?

    Lyre at Lyre's Musings

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    1. Not necessarily. Length is more of a definition factor between dagger/knife and sword. Because daggers and knives vary.

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  14. How fun to run into you today. I was researching blades earlier for my new story. :) Happy E!

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    1. :) Hope you find something useful here then. Good luck with your research!

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