The dagger (Persian Hanjar) is a cold edged weapon for thrusting and cutting in hand-to-hand fighting. Usually it has got a two-sided blade, which can be either straight or curved.
The dagger is a most ancient type of cold arms, it originates from the late Stone Age era. For many centuries it played the role of a secondary weapon. It was as well an accessory to a military and civil dress. Because it was easy to carry and use it (unlike for example, the use of a sword, there was no need in learning), in the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth century widespread by military and civil people.
Modern collection daggers a re symbols of their owners' dignity, pride, and honor. Men's natural marshal spirit finds its embodiment in personalized and family weapons in the form of the daggers, which were manufactured as an imitation of historical combat weapons.