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So without further ado, here is today’s post.
D is for dirk. Yesterday, I told you about claymores. Today, we’re looking at a smaller bladed weapon – the dirk. The dirk was a short sword or long dagger, pointed and good for stabbing as well as slicing. It is not the same as the sgean dubh, an even shorter knife, which was usually tucked in a boot or under clothing. Depending on the source you read, dirks were used for close-in fighting, all sorts of utility work, or even sending the wounded to their final rest. My characters use them, too.
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