Since the beginning of time, perhaps thousands of years, there was a need for a close quarter fighting weapon. At no time did this realization become more evident then the various wars that have raged upon our globe.
History claims it was a “significant milestone” when armies began using daggers made of iron in ancient Middle East. The French and Italian militaries of the 1400s were said to be the first ones that introduced the “acutely-tapered and sharply pointed double-edged blade.
The new style of blade was introduced to compensate for the improvements to the armor soldiers wore during that era. The Bollock dagger was introduced by the English and Scandinavians for military service around 1350.
The two most well known “knives” were the French Poignard and the Scottish Dirk. These weapons were designed specifically as military weapons. The knives on this list are some of the military’s deadliest from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and present day conflicts.