Pulling the covers off revealed a no-nonsense rapier and a mid-length dirk .
He sheared the barrel from a man's gun and drove his dirk into the man's stomach.
Witness the growth of knives from the dirk to shortsword to huge English broadsword.
It was a dirk, a dirk of much better make than his own or any he'd ever hope to own, and it shimmered red-gold in the woven sunlight.
What the Greek kopus was to the sarissa and the Roman pugio was to the gladius, so too was the French gauche to the sabre, the Spanish daga to the espada, the Scottish dirk to the basket hilt, and the English dagger to the rapier.
How did you get a dirk and a broadsword on an airplane?
‘So, you just ‘forgot’ you had the family dirk and a five-hundred-year-old Scottish Broadsword?’
I wondered if he carried a dirk and a pistol and if his hat was adorned with crocodile skin.
It was the two pearl-handled pistols and the thigh-sheathed dirk that won most of her battles.
He wanted to run Marcs through with a blade, be it a scimitar, a sword, a dirk , a dagger, a knife, an axe or an arrow.