Classic Early America Daggers

Authentic Reproductions of 18th & 19th Century American Daggers

Daggers have a very sharp point and usually two sharp edges as it is used as a weapon to thrust or stab. These smaller knives were easily carried, making them a popular choice for hand to hand encounters. Daggers and their offshoot, dirks, were 'unofficial' weapons of the American Revolution. Like belt knives, they didn't follow any universal pattern. During the Revolution, Americans often fought without bayonets and the dagger was substituted as their weapon of choice during close combat. This is especially true early on in the war and particular with militia.