from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name given to an ancient weapon with a long and heavy blade having one edge and a blunt back.
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First and later periods of the Bronze Age; Evolution of the bronze celt; Ornamentation of bronze celts; Palstave with double loops; Anvil and hammers; Spear-heads; Evolution from the knife-dagger; Type derived from the rapier;
As has been mentioned, as well as being parent to the spear-head, the small weak knife-dagger frequently found in early Bronze-Age burials also developed into the true dagger-blade, and in course of time into the sword.
$180 billion a day to halt these knife-dagger plunges?