The Scottish Dirk is single edged and is a descendent of the Kidney Dagger and was basically used as a left hand knife while fighting with the broadsword. There were also the Dirks carried by midshipmen in the early years of the United States Navy, those usually had slim, curved, single edged blades. This was more a badge of office than a tool. Today the term dirk is obsolete, these are made only for people who want to dress up in antique clothing for plays and reenactments. 1) a small dagger.2) A Scottish knife intended as a sidearm.
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