Functional Daggers

Featuring a short blade that narrows to a sharp point, functional daggers are wicked weapons capable of thrusting and stabbing in close combat. At Buying a Sword, we carry a wide selection of battle ready daggers with high carbon and stainless steel blades from top manufacturers like Legacy Arms, Windlass, Cold Steel, and Darksword Armoury, among others. These re-enactment daggers come in an impressive array of styles from various eras and cultures, including Scottish daggers like sgian dubhs and dirks, Roman pugiones, Viking seax, Renaissance stilettos, and unique fantasy daggers. These functional blades make great companion pieces to swords or stand-alone weapons. Many of these historical daggers possess detailed appearances and matching scabbards, making them great costume accessories and display pieces, as well!
The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings, and German tribes, its use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continued on into the early Middle Ages.
Price: $125.00
Raven Claw Fighting Knife
The Raven Claw Fighting Knife is crafted from high carbon, tempered steel and comes with matching decorative scabbard. This wicked knife hilt is cast metal, and the deadly blade is blackened to a deep black luster with a nice balance.
Price: $95.00
Viking Seax Knife
The Generation 2 Viking Seax Knife is based off a 10th century version, and it is a nice match to the Witham Viking Sword. The blade is 5160 tempered carbon steel with a wood handle, wrapped in brown leather.
Price: $139.00
Ladys Hair Dagger
This unique dagger is fitted to an oval barrette to allow you to stylishly carry a knife at the back or side of your head! The barrette and scabbard are gold plated as are the exposed parts of the dagger.
Price: $65.00
Leaf Blade Boot Knife
Boot Knives are sized for wearing exposed in ones sock, as in Scottish attire, and designed to be worn discreetly in or attached to a boot. Each leaf boot knife boasts a carbon steel, hand forged, fixed blade with an ebony wood handle.
Price: $22.80
Viking Utility Knife
There probably is not a culture today, past or present, that did not have a utility knife of some sort. The Viking Utility Knife, also known as a seax, was a varied little blade that could range in size from quite large to quite small.
Price: $55.00
Knights Swordbreaker Dagger
With teeth that would chill anyone to the bone, this historical and functional dagger was carried by knights during the Middle Ages. Its name came from its function of catching a sword in its teeth and disabling or breaking it.
Price: $178.60
Bonny Scottish Dirk
This 11.75 inch long dirk showcases crisp etchings of the traditional Scottish foliage and thistle motif on both sides of the blade. A 5 inch long false edge and a knurled pattern on the blade back mark this dirk with distinction.
Price: $110.00
Jambiya Dagger
The Jambiya is found in every country that has been inhabited by the Arabs, from Turkey to the Balkans, even in Spain. It is unsure how old this exotic knife type is. Our offering is of the form found in Persia and India.
Price: $70.00
Scottish Sgian Dubh
The traditional Scottish dagger, this personal 6.5 inch long knife is small enough to be worn tucked away in a sock or boot for easy retrieval and use. The Sgian Dubh is made of Ebony wood and brass handle and comes complete with sheath.
Price: $26.60
Early Scottish Dirk
This style of dirk is a direct descendant of the medieval bollock dagger. The grip form began to change, probably sometime in the late 16th century, but soon developed a form that was purely Scottish.
Price: $115.00
Roman Pugio Dagger
The wood hilt of this Roman Pugio Dagger is paired with a fully tempered high carbon steel blade. It comes complete with a wood scabbard covered in leather with brass parts. It is based on remains in the British Museum.
Price: $95.00
Primitive Scottish Dirk
This early type of dirk evolved from the Kidney Dagger and was the first step toward the ornate Scottish Dirk we know today. The grip is solid hardwood and the parts are steel. The blade is crafted in high carbon steel.
Price: $95.00
Poignard Dagger
A forerunner of many long parrying daggers of later years, the poignards long reach made it very effective. It saw much use in its own day as a backup weapon and defensive dagger on the battlefield.
Price: $85.00
Celtic Flame Dagger
This magnificent Celtic Flame dagger has magical Celt appeal! Each flame like blade of steel is individually and masterfully forged by hand and comes with its own leather sheath which is made individually to fit each kris blade.
Price: $122.55
Seax of Beagnoth
The seax was a common knife among Vikings, used as much as a tool and a weapon as a decoration and prestige piece. This Seax of Beagnoth is based on one such prestige weapon and artifact that is now located in the British Museum.
Price: $116.00
Steel Stiletto
It has been said that the stiletto was the favorite tool of assassins due to its size, weight, and the ease with which it could be thrust through the layers of the heavy fabrics of the era. A leather scabbard is included.
Price: $95.00
Italian Stiletto
Just because the stiletto is among the smallest of daggers does not mean that it is among the weakest. In fact, in its area of expertise, a blade like this Italian Stiletto is without equal, as not much can match its penetrative power.
Price: $70.00
Irish Dagger
This Irish dagger features a full tang construction, high carbon blade that is flexible and strong. It has a highly polished steel cross guard and pommel with a leather wrapped handle. The Irish dagger is very light and quick.
Price: $126.00
Venetian Stiletto
Stilettos came in many sizes, from little hideout weapons to long daggers suitable for use even as a main gauche, and this is certainly one of the more attractive stiletto daggers that we have come across.
Price: $85.00
Kriss Blade Boot Knife
Boot Knives are sized for wearing exposed in ones sock, as in Scottish attire, and designed to be worn discreetly in or attached to a boot. Each kriss boot knife boasts a carbon steel, hand forged, fixed blade with an ebony wood handle.
Price: $22.80
Sgian Dubh
A Scottish tradition, the original Sgian Dubhs were frequently worn under the shirt close to the armpit. Now it is traditional for the Sgian Dubh to be worn in the stocking, and the knife is frequently called a stocking dirk.
Price: $40.00
Viking Sax
If there is one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved their blades. This Viking Sax is a broad-bladed knife, although given its length this wood-handled blade is practically a Viking short sword.
Price: $77.00
12th Century Medieval Dagger
Our 12th Century Medieval dagger features a hardwood handle wrapped in leather. The crossguard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.
Price: $126.00
Silver Hilted Dagger
The guard, grip and pommel are all made from solid nickel silver. Along with a black leather scabbard with nickel plated throat and tip, this makes for one of the best looking, yet effective fighting daggers we have ever offered.
Price: $120.00
Scottish Dirk by Cold Steel
The Scottish Dirk is a modern replica that harkens back to an earlier time, when the dirk was a tool and weapon. The 13 inch blade is forged from 1055 Carbon steel. It is 1.5 inches wide and comes fully sharpened and battle-ready
Price: $199.99
On Sale For: $160.00
Musketeer Main Gauche
Carried at the back for a left hand draw, the main gauche was brought into play with the rapier for a two handed fighting style. This dagger has cut-outs and notches to slow a blade, while the hand is well-protected by the knuckle bow.
Price: $135.00
Sgian Dubh
This sgian dubh is a beautiful dagger that is very functional. This Sgian Dubh features a high quality, file-worked carbon steel blade, a black leather-wrapped scabbard, and a traditional basket weave pattern on the handle.
Price: $44.00
Knights Templar Dagger
This Knights Templar Dagger is made of high carbon steel, making it light weight. The dagger features a wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The handle is wood, wrapped in leather.
Price: $126.00
BlackJet Throwing Dagger Triple Set
The BlackJet Throwing Dagger Triple Set features three throwers in a leather composite sheath. These daggers are double edged and also feature leather wrapped grips. The blade measures 5.5 inches and they measure 10.75 inches overall.
Price: $41.92
This type of Turkish knife was also used in Persia and India. The grip is real hand carved bone while the strong parts are solid brass on a well-tempered high carbon steel single-edged blade. The Khanjar is an effective fighting knife.
Price: $89.00
Brass Hilt Knights Ring Dagger
Historically designed to hang from a hook attached to a knights armor, the ring dagger was a necessary addition to a knights defense on the field. This battle ready dagger has a tempered high carbon steel blade.
Price: $132.05