Welcome to World Daggers . com. The world's oldest free reference site of Military Dress Daggers, Short Swords.
Caution: This site contains photos of historic artifacts with the dreaded German Symbol of the Swastika. These are historic artifacts. If you are afraid of history, afraid of swastikas, or need a safe space for yourself, DO NOT ENTER HERE. On the other hand, if you are interested in history, we have many examples of the European artistry that was employed in the creation of the dress daggers. Many were designed by top designers and artists of the time.
Beginning around 1850, the worlds Navies began replacing swords with short swords (Daggers). Firearms had begun to eliminate the sword as an effective weapon and the swords were cumbersome in tight spaces on ships. Since then, military dress daggers have evolved into symbolic decorations, and are almost never worn into battle.
We (Bob Rodgers and Jim Wallace) collect daggers because of their historical interest and their superb craftsmanship, it is not our intention to include or otherwise endorse any political practices. It is up to each visitor to decide for him or her own self. The daggers shown here are for reference and to show their quality and craftsmanship.
Dress daggers come from most countries around the world. Until lately, they have been largely ignored over the years. There have been some books written on the subject, yet not enough. It is our intention to display as many - as space will permit - from our collection and others.
All photographs or text of dress daggers, submitted to this site, become property of Worlddaggers.com. Once submitted, they will be not be removed.