Reappearing as a popular weapon during the 12th century, medieval daggers were used as secondary weapon for personal defense as well as a tool for everyday tasks. These double-edged blades taper to sharp points for piercing shields and armor. Our knightly daggers at Buying a Sword make excellent companion weapons for our medieval swords. These traditional daggers come in a range of styles, including rondel daggers, Crusader daggers, Agincourt daggers, arming daggers, swordbreaker daggers, ballock daggers, and more. Certain designs are inspired by historical figures like Henry V, the Black Prince, the Landsknecht mercenaries, and King Solomon, among others. We carry a variety of functional dagger and decorative dagger designs, making these excellent medieval blades for historical re-enactors, Ren fair attendees, and weapons collectors.
For the times when a sword could not be carried, a knight could always depend on having his Arming Dagger with Scabbard close at hand. Like its cousin, this dagger excels in combat, featuring a shape that is designed to be versatile.
Gladius Medieval style daggers like this Arming Dagger with Scabbard have 440C stainless steel blades that are fully tempered, but they are intended for use as collectibles and decorative pieces with their eye-catching details.
Most kings were never far from some sort of protection, be they trusted knights or personal weapons, and so it stands to reason that even a religious monarch might invest in the protection of the Black King Solomon Dagger.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then this Black Prince Dagger is quite the flattering design, being based on the sword that Ewart Oakeshott identified as the weapon of Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales.
Symbols mean a great deal in Masonic tradition, as they are frequently used to define the concepts by which they define their lives. The Blue Masonic Dagger bears symbols of freemasonry and could be considered a symbol, as well.
No Crusader or any other medieval warrior should be without weapon at their side. Add the Brass Crusader Dagger to your knightly gear as a proper blade. It makes a great addition to any small blade collection or Crusader costume.
This little blade looks like it would make the perfect companion to a larger sword, although it is a deadly weapon on its own, too. The Brass Hilt Dagger has a effective look that makes it a great dagger for all walks of life.
In mythology, the dagger of King Arthur was used to swear blood oaths of honor and loyalty. As symbolic as his sword, King Arthurs dagger never left his side. This version of the dagger by Denix is a match for their Excalibur sword.
On the medieval seas, it is utterly essential that a sailor has some sort of blade to protect himself with, and the captain of a ship can afford a really fancy blade. The Byzantine Captains Dagger is fit for any ships captain!
Many merchants carry with them a dagger or blade of some kind, whether for personal protection or to punish thieves in the medieval fashion. The Byzantine Merchants Dagger is suited for any merchant or sailor on a merchant vessel!
Before it was renamed Istanbul, the city that served as the heart of the Byzantine Empire was called Constantinople. The Byzantine Soldiers Dagger is reminiscent of a blade that some guards of Constantinople may have carried.