Push dagger


Push dagger

A push dagger (alternately known as: push knife, fist knife, push dirk, or T-handled knife) is a short knife with a "T" handle designed to be grasped in the hand so that the blade protrudes from the front of one's fist, typically between the 2nd and 3rd finger. They are usually double-edged, and intended solely for fighting (with the possible exception of "keychain knives" which have a single-edged 1" serrated blade, thus being more suitable for light utility).

It is believed that the push dagger (in its modern form) originated in New Orleans during the gold rush era, where it was very popular with riverboat gamblersFact|date=June 2007. An erroneously described ancient variant is the katar, which was an oversized dagger-type weapon designed to punch through armor. The word punch-dagger is used to describe its purpose of perforating armour or penetrating chain mail. Push daggers were issued as trench knives during World War I and World War II.

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