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Knives (weapons)

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Weapons designed primarily for cutting, consisting basically of a single-edged, pointed blade and a grip mounted asymmetrically in relation to the axis of the blade, closer to the back edge.

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edged weapons

Equivalent Terms used

knife (weapon)


12yrs ago

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