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Knife and dagger – What are the Differences?

In the sections below, I will point out the key differences between knife and dagger in detail. Read thoroughly to learn about more differences in details. 

Main Usage
Knife mainly focuses on the user’s safety, and some are even harmless for the human body. The principal purpose is to make human life easier by helping different sectors from the kitchen to the jungle.

A knife is mainly used to cut or chop foods, open up packages, or even in cutting papers like crafting. It is a daily essential tool used for so many purposes. 

In this era, there is hardly any use of daggers without self-defense purposes and army-use. Many people want to keep the ancient daggers as the showpieces and the symbols of their ancients. The cold steel push daggers come with a fatter body with two-sided sharp blades. Its sole purpose is to stabbing into the body silently.  You can also have one for your self-defense or showcase with a proper license and certification. 

Many games of this era as the shadow of the tomb raider, deadly obsession, hollow night, etc. contain daggers as the weapon. 

Blade Type
a knife comes with a single-sided blade, on the other side, a dagger has sharp-edges on both sides. The un-sharp edge of the knife blade is made in a manner that it won’t cut even if it is pressed against. This is because while using a knife, it is so common practice to touch or sometimes hold that edge with fingers for better grip and pressure. 

On the opposite side, the double sharp edges on a dagger are just designed to be nimble and be gripped with only the handle. 

Blade Shape
The un-sharp area of the knife comes with a thick area that becomes narrow while meeting the pointy part. On the other hand, the dagger's blade is thick in the middle part with the sharp two sides

The blade shape adds to the overall balance of both these types. For a knife, the shape is important for several reasons like different types of cut, or for cutting different things at absolute perfection. 

On the other hand, the blade shape of the dagger is based on the type – and the types are based on the fighting style. Different shapes of blades are suitable for different users. The usual sharp sides with a thicker middle part give daggers the ability to pierce through the opponent’s skin at an instant. Dagger provides instant cut and also the central wideness helps in making the cut bigger. 

Blade Length
When the question arrives about how long is a dagger blade, the answer is 6 to 18 inches. But the length of a knife has to remain under 12 inches. 

The length provides important flexibility while cutting with a knife. Some cuts require a fine longer knife, while some methods require smaller blades. 

On daggers, the length of the blades differs in the types. Different lengths of blades suit different types of fighting styles and fighting scenarios. 

Blade Width 
A knife is mostly narrow to provide a longer and deeper cutting area. The wider surface of the knife helps with the balance while cutting. It also gives a good deep range to cover further cut on a single stroke. 

On the other hand, the narrow width of a dagger makes it agile, and flexible. The narrowness of the dagger helps in cutting both ways if the opponent is pierced. 

Knife handles are usually made with normal materials like plastic, rubber, and wood. Sometimes some specific knife handles like survival knives or small knives are made of metals. Knife handles are made to grip the knife while cutting and give the user comfort for using it for a long time. 

Daggers come with a rich option of designs both in the blade and in the handle. Dagger handles are mostly hand-made and with great care and perfection. The ancient dagger used to contain the symbols and signs of different clans or countries. It was also the identity of its bearer.
The dagger handle has a large variety of designs from the ancient era. Ornate dagger is one of these which comes with a highly decorative body, along with a higher efficiency rate in the combat fields. The ancient peoples even used the bone dagger. 

Most of the time, a knife is made in factories in mass amounts. The material used in knives is not always inexpensive, but for general cases they are affordable and the knives are sold at an inexpensive price. 

On the other hand, the dagger has a relatively smaller market and also costs more to produce. Dagger is a passion and a tool for fighting, and it is considered expensive when compared to knives or other similar things.

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