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Knife Guru´s - Is There a Difference Between Knives, Daggers and Machetes ?

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Sephiroth:
Good Morning people  :D

I am trying to expand my knowledge on blades and things a like. I purchased a CRKT Chance in Hell machete for $ 69,99 and i got to say, it is a MONSTER ! Can take serious punishment and not get a dent !

http://www.crkt.com/Chanceinhell-survival-machete-K910KKP

After that, i started looking for something more "Bowie" like. I do have a KABAR 1215 but it is kind of big and it use it for camping... I wanted a back up one more for propper cutting and started do search the web. That was when i read about daggers. Thing is freaking SHARP and made of 5160 carbon steel (which is tough and very durable) and that got me thinking: whats the difference ?

Are Daggers and Bowie Knives practically the thing ?

This caught my eye, since i love swords and Daggers
http://www.darksword-armory.com/medieval-weapon/medieval-daggers/crusader-dagger-1814/

Can anyone enlighten me ? I am new to the Knife world....

Cheers !  ;D

Black November:
Knives- Used for cutting. Rigid blade.

Daggers - Used for stabbing. Double sided blade.

Machete - Used for chopping. Flexible blade.

Sephiroth:
Hey Black November,

Does this mean that a Knife is both a tool and weapon and a dagger only a weapon ?

By the looks of it, Daggers are very combat-oriented....

SloSheepdog:
One difference - daggers are not legal in California. Not sure about other states, this may or may not apply to you but it likely does to someone else reading this thread :)

Black November:

--- Quote from: Sephiroth on June 01, 2016, 09:43:07 AM ---Hey Black November,

Does this mean that a Knife is both a tool and weapon and a dagger only a weapon ?

By the looks of it, Daggers are very combat-oriented....

--- End quote ---

I am no lawyer, but I think the double edged blade makes it a dagger, not the intended use.



--- Quote from: SloSheepdog on June 01, 2016, 11:20:07 AM ---One difference - daggers are not legal in California. Not sure about other states, this may or may not apply to you but it likely does to someone else reading this thread :)

--- End quote ---

I lived in CA 20 years ago, and was actually arrested/thrown in jail for a week just for having a dagger in my car. CA sucks.

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