Medieval Daggers & Stilettos

Medieval Daggers were long considered an important tool and a weapon of war. The medieval dagger was not only used for mundane tasks such as cooking, cutting meat and wood, making arrows and other essential tasks of daily life, it was also prized as the quintessential side arm on the battlefield. The medieval dagger was not only venerated by the medieval knight, but also among the commoners fighting in the thick of battle. The dagger was an invaluable weapon in the confinement of close quarter combat. The importance of the medieval dagger was so elevated among the nobility that, as of the 12th Century, it was commonly referred to as the “knightly dagger.