Daggers and Knives

Daggers and knives have existed as both tool and weapon for countless centuries, appearing in almost limitless variety; from a Renaissance main gauche to a horn handled switchblade to the bayonet issued to US soldiers in Vietnam.

We typically stock between two and four copies of each piece unless specified one of a kindAs these are custom pieces there may be very slight variations in either hilt or blade. Many, but not all, weapons on this page are available with scabbards/sheaths. Be sure to call in advance to check on availability or with specific inquiries.

Daggers

The majority of our daggers are parrying daggers which were designed as a companion weapon to be used with the rapier and often made “en suite” (meaning part of a set). These daggers are offered at a discount when rented with a rapier.

DAGGERSDESCRIPTIONWEEKLY PRICE * ^
Parrying Dagger12 inch blade.$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Parrying Dagger with downturned quillons12 inch blade.$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Parrying Dagger with drooping quillons12 inch blade; one of a kind$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Parrying Dagger with Dirk Blade/Chain Grip12 inch blade; one of a kind
(no scabbard available)
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Parrying Dagger with Dirk Blade/Leather Grip12 inch blade; one of a kind
(no scabbard available)
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Ring-guard Parrying Dagger12 inch blade.$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Twisted Ring-guard Parrying Dagger, wheel pommel12 inch blade; one of a kind
(no scabbard available)
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Twisted Ring-guard Parrying Dagger, urn pommel12 inch blade; one of a kind
(no scabbard available)
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Chain-hilt Ring-guard Parrying Dagger13 inch blade.$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Cross Main Gauche12 inch blade.
The Main Gauche (literally “left hand” in French) was a weapon designed solely as a secondary weapon to be used with the rapier. It is characterized by the large curving triangular plate that protects the hand. These were often made “en suite” (part of a set).
No scabbard available.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Large Main Gauche17 inch blade.
The Main Gauche (literally “left hand” in French) was a weapon designed solely as a secondary weapon to be used with the rapier. It is characterized by the large curving triangular plate that protects the hand. These were often made “en suite” (part of a set).
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Quillon Dagger12 inch blade.
Most of our quillon daggers are suitable for a wide variety of periods and uses either as a singular weapon or as a companion with a sword or rapier.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
10 inch Quillon Dagger10 inch blade.
Most of our quillon daggers are suitable for a wide variety of periods and uses either as a singular weapon or as a companion with a sword or rapier.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
10 inch Quillon Dagger with drooping quillons10 inch blade.
Most of our quillon daggers are suitable for a wide variety of periods and uses either as a singular weapon or as a companion with a sword or rapier.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Hex Pommel Quillon Dagger12 inch blade.
Most of our quillon daggers are suitable for a wide variety of periods and uses either as a singular weapon or as a companion with a sword or rapier.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Juliet Dagger7 inch blade.
Sized for more “intimate” uses or smaller hands.
No scabbard available.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Juliet Dagger, new7 inch blade; < 1 pound.
The same blade as on the Juliet Dagger above but with a much shorter guard that makes hiding and speedy drawing more possible.
$7.50
Witch’s Dagger8 inch blade.
Slim and easy to conceal.
$7.50
$5 when rented with a rapier
Large Boarding Dagger14 inch blade; one of a kind
This is a BIG dagger with a wide variety of uses.
No scabbard available.
$7.50
Medieval Daggers10 to 18 inch blades; 1 pound.
A variety of basic daggers in a design popular in Western Europe during the Medieval period (generally speaking). Wooden grips with short brass guards.
Grips come in brown or black. Most are plain but we have one “fancy” one with decorative rivets and a more ornamented sheath.
Ask about specific hilt composition or blade length.
$7.50
Medieval Ballock Daggers10 or 13 inch blades; 1 pound.
The Ballock Dagger was named for the two rounded bulges that constituted the weapon’s guard although our examples are a “less obvious” design. Seriously.
Our 10 inch models have a brown wooden grip while our larger 13 inch blades (not pictured) have a black grip.
Scabbards available.
$7.50
Pugio10 inch blade; < 1 pound.
The standard sidearm for soldiers of the Roman army (Legionnaires and auxiliaries alike) for literally hundreds of years. These blades are one of the few in our stock made of lightweight yet durable aluminum.
Available with scabbard (also heavy duty aluminum with brass rivets) and integral baldric.
Hilts come in “silver,” “brass” and dark red acrylic.
$10
$12.50 with scabbard and integral baldric
Centurion’s Pugio10 inch blade; < 1 pound.
A slightly more decorative version of our Pugio above with copper wire-wrapped grip and dark wine colored baldric.
$10
$12.50 with scabbard and integral baldric

King Tut Dagger10 inch blade; 1 pound.
These are modeled after the famed “King Tut” dagger unearthed in Egypt in 1922. Ours are made of steel with mahogany grips and brass accents (instead of gold!) and have been enlarged slightly for a better stage presence.
Available with a leather scabbard covered in a brass plate which has been decorated with Egyptian designs in repoussé.
$10
$12.50 with scabbard

Scottish Dirk14 inch blade.
This is a long, primarily thrusting, dagger that first appeared in Scotland in the latter half of the 17th century and became an indispensable sidearm/tool for virtually every Highland warrior.
Available with a leather scabbard embossed with Celtic knot designs.
$7.50
$10 with scabbard

Knives

Knives are either fixed blade or folding and those in this section would generally be appropriate for productions set in the 19th, 20th or 21st centuries. Sheaths are included with every fixed blade. These props were all “real” knives modified for use on stage.

Please note that we do not carry retractable knives. The reasons we do not rent them can be found on our FAQ page.

KNIVESDESCRIPTIONWEEKLY PRICE *
Boot Dagger, black4 inch blade.
This boot dagger has a powder coated black blade for “stealth” operations.
Belt/boot clip sheath included.
$5
Boot Dagger, silver blade4 inch blade.
This boot dagger is the same as the one above with the black coating removed from the blade.
Belt/boot clip sheath included.
$5
Colt Boot Daggers4 ½ or 3 ½ inch blade.
Belt/boot clip sheath included.
$5
Modern Tactical Dagger7 ½ inch blade.
Sheath included.
$5
Basic Tactical Knife6 inch blade.
Sheath included.
$5
Glock Tactical Knife6 inch blackened blade.
Locking sheath included.
$5
Basic Large Bowie Knife10 inch blade; one of a kind
Sheath included.
$5
Deluxe Large Bowie Knife10 inch blade.
Patterned hardwood grips and brass “S” curve guard lets us call this one “deluxe!”
Sheath included.
$5
Basic Medium Bowie Knife7 inch blade.
Sheath included.
$5
Deluxe Medium Bowie Knife7 ½ blade; one of a kind
Composite handle.
Sheath included.
$5
Bone-handled Slim Bowie11 inch blade.
Slim blade with handle made of bone.
$5
Punching Dagger4 inch blade; one of a kind
T-shaped handle grasped so that blade extends between fingers and attacks are made with a punching action.
Belt/boot clip sheath included.
$5
Ka-Bar Marine Knife6 ½ inch blackened blade.
The tactical and utility knife made for US Marines in WWII and still in use today.
Includes leather sheath stamped “USMC.”
$5
Big Black Knife9 inch blade.
These are just big knives. The blades were powder blackened but a customer wanted to paint them silver so we just left them that way.
$5
Kitchen Knives, largeBlade lengths (in inches from top): 10, 14, 12, 11, 11
These are a selection of large knives that you might find in a kitchen or butcher shop. Many are one of a kind. If you need duplicates let us know.
The two square-bladed ones on the bottom are field knives, with and without the "turnip hook."
$5
Kitchen Knives, mediumBlade lengths (in inches from top): 7, 6 1/2, 6 1/2, 8, 10, 10
These are a selection of knives and small cleavers that you might find in a kitchen or butcher shop. Many are one of a kind. If you need duplicates let us know.
For large cleavers, see below.
$5
Kitchen Knives, smallBlade lengths (in inches from left to right): 4, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 5, 4 1/2
These are a selection of small knives that you might find in a kitchen or adorning a dining room table. We tend to have multiples of these.
$5

Folding Knives

We stock a wide variety of folding knives, as shown in this photo. Blade lengths are between 3 and 5 inches and handles are made from a variety of materials. All blades “lock” in the open position unless otherwise stated. Contact us with your specific design needs if you do not see what you want in the photo at right. These knives each rent for $5/week.

Please note that we do not carry retractable knives. The reasons we do not rent them can be found on our FAQ page.

FOLDING KNIVESDESCRIPTIONWEEKLY PRICE *
Switchblades, standard8 - 9 inches overall; 3 ½ - 4 inch blade.
Generally available with faux horn grips or white and black acrylic. We do have a few in other colors (blue, red, etc.) so ask if you have specific color needs.
Gold bladed ones available as well.
Nylon belt pouch included.
$5

Bali-Song Knife4 inch blade (shown fully open and closed). Available in black or chrome finish.
Commonly referred to as a “butterfly knife.”
No sheath.
$7.50
Bone-handled Navaja Style Folding KnifeThe Navaja is a traditional Spanish knife and one of the oldest folding knives in history, first appearing in the 15th century. It is noted for its distinctive shape, generally large blade and ratcheting locking mechanism. While sturdy and beautiful, ours has no locking mechanism.$5

Bayonets

These bayonets are the actual original weapons made by the military and modified for use on stage. Original scabbards are included with each bayonet.  We have four of each design but can likely obtain additional pieces given adequate lead time.

BAYONETSDESCRIPTIONWEEKLY PRICE *
US Military M7 Bayonet6 ½ inch blackened blade.
The bayonet designed for the M-16 (Vietnam era) rifle and issued from 1964 to the mid 1980s.
Comes with original M8A1 scabbard.
$7.50
Swiss 1957 Bayonet9 inch blade.
Made for the Sig PE-57 Rifle.
Comes with original scabbard and leather frog.
$7.50
Spanish M1969 Bayonet9 inch “bolo” blade.
Made for the Spanish CETME assault rifle.
Scabbard included.
$7.50
Russian AK-47 Bayonet, model AKM type I5 inch blade.
Made for the AK-47 assault rifle this was an innovative design that first appeared in 1959. An insulated scabbard with wire cutter was incorporated for cutting through electrified fencing and a solid plastic handle and stainless blade made for a no-rust-no-rot weapon that was every bit as durable as the rifle for which it was created.
Comes with original scabbard and modern frog.
$7.50
German K-98 Mauser Bayonet10 inch blade.
Made for the K-98 Mauser, the primary rifle for the German infantry during WWII.
Comes with metal scabbard and leather frog.
This model is a replica, NOT an original.
$7.50

* 4 week minimum for all rentals.

^ Scabbards with associated frog are $1.25 when available. Simple frogs always supplied free of charge.