Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Nail Dagger (SOE Bodkin)

  • Medium: steel
  • Measurements: depth 8 cm. Width 1.4 cm. Height 0.6 cm

This dagger, known as a bodkin dagger or ‘nail’, was developed during the Second World War by the British Special Operations Executive. The thrusting blade is triangular in section. The dagger was intended to be worn strapped to the user’s arm or leg in a special sheath.

Source: Copyright © 2014 IWM - Imperial War Museum

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