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A ''dagger'' is a bladed weapon similar in many ways to a [[sword]], but shorter.  In many schools of [[rapier]] fencing, a dagger is held in the fighter's [[off-hand]] and used to make both [[defense|parries]] and [[offense|attacks]].  There are also methods for fighting with dagger alone.
 
A ''dagger'' is a bladed weapon similar in many ways to a [[sword]], but shorter.  In many schools of [[rapier]] fencing, a dagger is held in the fighter's [[off-hand]] and used to make both [[defense|parries]] and [[offense|attacks]].  There are also methods for fighting with dagger alone.

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Capo ferro plate 3 figures.jpg
Capo Ferro's second and sixth dagger postures.

A dagger is a bladed weapon similar in many ways to a sword, but shorter. In many schools of rapier fencing, a dagger is held in the fighter's off-hand and used to make both parries and attacks. There are also methods for fighting with dagger alone.

Dagger as an off-hand weapon

Postures with rapier

Most authors of rapier treatises give a method for dagger use.

For defense

For offense

Dagger alone