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.
Daggers often serve as a secondary defense weapon for close combat, used most frequently to stab or thrust. The Hammer Head Dagger features a slightly extended pommel that reinforces the grip of your hand.
The Hand and a Half Dagger reflects the highest standards in workmanship and comes fully sharpened and ready for battle. Scaled down in size and almost identical in appearance, the Hand and a Half Dagger offers a 13 inch long blade.
Gladius Medieval daggers like the Heaven Knight Dagger with Sheath have 440C stainless steel blades that are fully tempered, but they are primarily intended for use as collectibles and decorative pieces with their eye-catching details.
The Henry V Dagger is every bit as impressive as the matching sword, and for good reason, as this dagger perfectly recreates its design. Do not think for a second though, that small size makes this dagger less effective or deadly.
Also known as the Order of Saint John, the Knights Hospitaller were one of the most well-known Roman Catholic military orders of the Middle Ages. The Hospitaller Dagger is an impressive weapon designed to honor these medieval knights.
Gladius Medieval style daggers, like this Jerusalem Dagger, have 440C stainless steel blades that are fully tempered, but they are primarily intended for use as collectibles and eye-catching decorative pieces.
The worst threat a king could face is assassination. It stands to reason, then, that every king should always have a defense close at hand. Arm your king with the King Dagger, to ensure he is protected at all times from assassins.
Any king who foolishly thought himself safe on his throne likely met an untimely end there. A far wiser king kept his guards alert and kept a weapon like this Kings Gothic Dagger around to help defend against an assassins blade.
This Knights Dagger with Scabbard is designed with medieval inspiration. It would be an ideal side arm and secondary weapon for a knight costume in which the wearer wants to ensure they have multiple blades on them at all times.
With intricate symbology decorating its stainless steel form, the Knights of St. John Diamond Guard Dagger is an ornate take on medieval weaponry. This decorative Crusader dagger features an engraved pommel shaped like a knights helm.
Inspired by the Knights Hospitaller, the Knights of St. John Open Guard Arm Dagger features complex engraved and symbolic detail throughout, including a pommel shaped like a medieval helmet and cut-outs within the arms of its guard.