"The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz, the <em>blade</em>, <em>guard</em>, <em>grip</em>." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Bayonet

"The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz, the blade,…

A bladed weapon used for stabbing, thrusting or as a secondary defense weapon in close combat.

Bronze Dagger

A bladed weapon used for stabbing, thrusting or as a secondary defense weapon in close combat.

"Leaf-shaped Flint Dagger." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dagger

"Leaf-shaped Flint Dagger." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

An illustration of an Egyptian dagger with a bronze blade and an ivory handle.

Dagger

An illustration of an Egyptian dagger with a bronze blade and an ivory handle.

A dagger from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

Bronze Age Dagger

A dagger from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

A kind of dagger or poniard.

Dirk

A kind of dagger or poniard.

Lady Macbeth incites hur husband to the deed of blood.

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth incites hur husband to the deed of blood.

A small dagger.

Poniard

A small dagger.

A stabbing weapon. A term applied to any such weapon, without reference to its shape or make.

Poniard

A stabbing weapon. A term applied to any such weapon, without reference to its shape or make.

"A dagger; a two-edged knife, commonly of bronze, with the handle in many cases variously ornamented or enriched." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Pugio

"A dagger; a two-edged knife, commonly of bronze, with the handle in many cases variously ornamented…