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Year 10,171 Contasta Ar


Gorean Weapons - Knives



This is my narrative and relevant references from the Books about Knives and Daggers.
It is not meant to be anything other than the facts of the matter.
Arrive at your own conclusions.

I wish you well,
Fogaban


 


Balanced Throwing Knife
To The Index

You might think this is a quiva but if it is, one would conculde it would be called a quiva. Instead it is called a balanced throwing knife.[1]

 


Belt Dagger
To The Index

A belt dagger is, well, just that, a dagger worn on the belt.[2] But the dagger, while still on the belt, might be fixed laterally behind the back. In this way it is not as obvious.[3] Such a knife is kept sharp[4] and can also be a ranged weapon, usually held by the tip and thrown overhand.[5]

 


Bush Knife
To The Index

Also known as a Panga . . . (actually, click on Panga).[6]

 


Butcher Knife
To The Index

The butcher knife is usually ground down into a narrow, concave shape. Since it does not have the sturdiness for combat, it is instead generally used for the swift acquisition of bloody trophies.[7]

 


Carving Knife
To The Index

Those who dwell in the far north are fond of carvings. They use a fourteen inch, wooden handled knife with a three inch blade for this purpose.[8]

In a different sense, a two-edged knife is mentioned being used to carve a roast.[9]

 


Club Knife
To The Index

Knife blades are even mounted into clubs, making them obviously more lethal.[10]

 


Fisherman's Knife
To The Index

There is a fisherman's knife mentioned which, for some reason, has a jagged-edge.[11]

 


Flaying Knife
To The Index

No description is given of the flaying knife so I guess you'll just need to use your imagination.[12]

 


Fungus Knife
To The Index

There is a wooden-bladed Fungus-Knife.[13]

 


Hand Knife
To The Index

I'm not quite sure how else you would hold a knife other than in your hand but one type of knife is referred to as just that, a hand knife.[14]

 


Heat Knife
To The Index

This is strictly a Kur weapon. Its size is not mentioned however it being made for the Kur, no doubt it is larger than one might imagine for a knife in general. When activated it glows blinding white and, as the name implies, produces a blistering heat.[15]

 


Hook Knife
To The Index

Called a small knife,[16] or short weapon,[17] the hook knife is a small, thick, curved blade knife of Ar, used sheathed in the sport of that name.[18] When the razor-sharp [19] blade is sheathed during sport, the edges of the sheath are coated with a bluish pigment to indicate scores.[20] When carried it is buckled in a sheath, a strap passing over the hilt.[21] And it is easily concealed.[22]

 


Killing Knife
To The Index

While it makes sense to say most any knife could be used to kill there is one that is sometimes called a dagger and sometimes called a knife. It is described as "a sort used in Ar". It is smaller than the quiva and tapered on only one side.[23] This short knife is well-balanced for throwing[24] and, at least one, has an inscribed hilt.[25]

 


Kitchen Knife
To The Index

Yes, the quote does simply say "a knife from the kitchen" and I don't suppose if it had said "a knife from the bedroom" I would have classified this as a Bedroom Knife, but still.[26]

 


Knife Lock
To The Index

A knife lock, when tampered with, releases a blade, or several of them, with great force, sometimes from behind the individual at the lock.[27]

 


Kur Dagger
To The Index

The Kur dagger locks into the sheath. There is a releasing touch, indexed to a six-digited paw.[28] It is nice (sic) inches in length, tapered, grooved to allow slippage and a path for blood, and wickedly sharp.[29]

 


Kur Panga
To The Index

(see Panga)

 


Kur Side Knife
To The Index

The Kur side knife is 14 horts long, or 17 ½ inches, and double-edged. Obviously the handle, being large enough for a Kur, is big enough to hold in two hands.[30]

 


Mariner's Knife
To The Index

Mentioned just this one time and with no description.[31]

 


Panga
To The Index

Also know as a bush knife,[32] the machete-like[33] panga is used in the tropical rain forests. It is heavy, two feet long and has a curved blade.[34] With its keen blade, one is able to part thick vines.[35] By comparison, the Kur's panga is so heavy that a grown man needs both hands to wield it.[36]

 


Quiva
To The Index

Actually in a class by itself, the quiva is almost legendary. It is the balanced saddle knife of the Wagon Peoples. Quivas are normally kept in sets of seven. The quiva is so important that it is said a youth of the Wagon Peoples was taught the bow, the quiva and the lance before their parents would consent to give him a name.[37] It is 9 inches to about a foot in length, double edged, tapers to a daggerlike point[38] and is balanced for throwing.[39] The quiva need not be thrown hard due to its sharpness and weight doing the work.[40] Therefore the quiva is regarded, on the whole, as more of a missile weapon than a hand knife.[41]

 


Rence Knife
To The Index

Used by those of the Vosk delta, this small, curved, two-inch knife is used to harvest the rence.[42]

 


Ritual Knife
To The Index

The Pani use a knife, kept ready in its own case, for ritual suicide.[43]

 


Scaling Knife
To The Index

Evidently used in fishing.[44]

 


Scribe's Knife
To The Index

The Caste of Scribes uses a small knife for scraping out errors on paper.[45]

 


Shaving Knife
To The Index

A straight-bladed shaving knife is mentioned several times.[46]
 


Ship's Knife
To The Index

Not sure if this one is unique to ships, it doesn't say.[47]

 


Shoulder Dagger
To The Index

The shoulder dagger is worn in a sheath which is inside the tunic and athwart, or diagonally across the shoulder.[48]

 


Slaughtering Knife
To The Index

Not sure if this one is unique to ships, it doesn't say.[49]

 


Slave Knife
To The Index

No, no, no, not a knife carried by slaves. Although, it would be a nice trick entry. Instead this is a knife used when capturing slaves.[50]

 


Sleen Knife
To The Index

The sleen knife is worn in a belt sheath and carried primarily by the men[51] and women[52] of the northern forests, although once it is mentioned being used by a Peasant who, perhaps coincidently, also raised sleen.[53] However no direct connection is mentioned as to why this knife is referred to as it is. At one point a sleen knife is described as being short and balanced.[54] It is unclear if this means they vary in length or if all sleen knives are relatively short. The fact that it is balanced may mean it is double edged but this is not clearly defined. Other than this it is spoken of as having a hilt.[55]

 


Sleeve Dagger
To The Index

The sleeve dagger, which as one would imagine, is worn under the sleeve,[56] the sheath being attached with two straps. The dagger itself can be quite ornate with handles of pearl or tem-wood, with colored ceramic inlays.[57]

 


Sleeve Knife
To The Index

TNot sure of the difference between a Sleeve Dagger and a Sleeve Knife other than a knife could be single edged.[58]

 


Snow Knife
To The Index

The people of the far north use a large, curved, saw-toothed knife made of bone to cut snow.[59]

 


Tanto
To The Index

Named after the Native American sidekick of the Lone Ranger . . . just wanted to see if you were paying attention no, the tanto is a stabbing dagger[60] intended for close work.[61]

 


Tarn Knife
To The Index

Tarnsmen carry a knife on their belt[62] which is used, not only for general purposes,[63] but also in case of emergency.[64] All Tarn Keepers, carry a knife.[65]

 


Thieves' Knife
To The Index

A tiny steel half crescent blade, ground from a shaving knife, is almost invisible when held between two fingers.[66]

 


Tiny Dagger
To The Index

Free women might conceal a tiny dagger in her bathtub. The dagger may even be poisoned.[67]

 


Torvaldsland Knife
To The Index

All men of Torvaldsland[68] and certain women carry some type of knife.[69]

 


Trade Knife
To The Index

A trade knife is mentioned, one was carried in a beaded sheath.[70]

 


Triangular-bladed Knife
To The Index

One man is said to have a large, triangular-bladed knife carried in a beaded sheath.[71]

 


Tunic Knife
To The Index

A tunic knife is mentioned, although no description is offered.[72]

 


Turf Knife
To The Index

On the great plains, a turf knife is used to cut sod. This knife is a wooden-bladed and, saw-edged and is actually more of a paddlelike tool than a knife. In fact it can also be used as a shovel.[73]

 


Turian Dagger
To The Index

The Turian dagger is mentioned only twice, first as hanging from a man's belt[74] and described only one of these times as having an ornamented, twisted blade.[75]

 


Ulo
To The Index

The ulo or woman's knife, of the far north, has a semicircular blade, is customarily fixed in a wooden handle. It is better suited to cutting meat and slicing sinew.[76]

 


Whip Knife
To The Index

As much a whip as it is a knife, and vise-versa, the whip knife, is all but unique to Port Kar. It is a delicate weapon and can be used with elegance and finesse.[77] But, it can cut from twelve feet away due to the last eighteen inches being set with four sets of twenty thin, narrow knives. If this was not enough, some even have a double-edged blade of about seven or eight inches at the tip.[78]










Footnote References


[1]
I have seen the plates of weapons and devices borne to the training chambers, the daggers, the balanced throwing knives, the easily concealed hook knife, the swords, the darts, the loops of wire, the chain garrotes, and, in particular, the crossbow and quarrel, the favored striking weapon of the caste, which may be easily concealed beneath a cloak, and in whose guide a quarrel may wait for Ahn, like the ost, before it strikes. Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 235


[2]
He then went to her and untied the strings which held the dagger sheath, with its small, narrow, sheathed weapon, with its ornamented, enameled handle, at her belt.
Mercenaries of Gor     Book 21     Page 74

The stranger was removing his dagger belt, from which he removed, as well, the dagger and its sheath. He then buckled the belt, so that it constituted a closed loop.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 539

I wore my waist belt, with dagger, and the shoulder belt, with the slung sheath, and gladius.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 180

I was aware, very much aware, should it charge I would not have time to unsheathe even the dagger at my belt.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 216

His hand fell then to his side. No longer did it rest, half opened, poised like a crouching sleen at the hilt of his belt knife.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 194


[3]
I had a knife, as well, in its sheath, fixed laterally on my waist belt, behind my back. In this way it is not obvious, from the front, that it is there. It is quickly and easily drawn with the right hand.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 73


[4]
"Is your dagger sharp?" asked Tyrtaios.
"Yes," I said.
"And its edge?" he asked.
"It can wound the morning mist," I said. "It can draw blood from the fog."
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 506


[5]
I saw my master half rise, and his hand drawn back, the knife held lightly by its tip. The usual cast with such a knife is overhand, with a powerful snap of the wrist.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 539


[6]
"They are not overly friendly," observed Ayari.
"This is not good," said Kisu. "We could use supplies, bush knives and trade goods."
"With what will you purchase them?" I asked.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 284


[7]
The butcher knives are usually ground down into a narrow, concave shape. They do not have the sturdiness for combat. They are used, generally, for the swift acquisition of bloody trophies.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 145


[8]
Imnak's knife had a wooden handle, some fourteen inches long. Its point was some three inches in length. He braced it on his leg in carving, his fingers near the blade end where they might delicately control the movement of the metal.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 253


[9]
The roast done, Lykos, with a two-edged blade, cut portions which he placed, from the knife, on wooden trenchers borne by myself and Eve.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 410


[10]
The knife blades and long nails are sometimes mounted in clubs. The blades, of course, may also be fitted into carved handles, of wood and bone.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 145


[11]
He had sheathed his jagged-edged knife, a fisherman's knife."
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 285


[12]
"What will it be," she asked, "urts, sleen, leech plants, nailing to a slave board, the flaying knife?"
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 112


[13]
Inside the cube there were canisters of Mul-Fungus, a bowl, a ladle, a wooden-bladed Fungus-Knife; a wooden-headed Fungus-Mallet;
Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 111


[14]
"Much depends on the location of the strike, and its penetration," he said. "One might kill a larl with a hand knife."
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 264


[15]
He was aware of the beast reaching for a heat knife, and saw it glow white, almost instantaneously. At the same time he heard the rapid scrape of claws on the flooring behind him, and an enraged bellowing, as of fury and pain, as the Kur he had eluded rushed forward.
Too, he became aware of a large shape, like a boulder of fur, in the doorway, behind the Kur he had attacked.
The brunette screamed in misery, crawling to the side.
He could feel the blistering heat of the knife, and his vision was blinded with its light, which was wildly reflected about, leaping on the walls of the corridor.
One is not to look at the blade of a heat knife, for that is one of its features, and advantages, that it may temporarily blind its target.
Cabot tried to leap up, blindly, but, at that moment, before he could regain his feet, the Kur behind him seized him, lifting him, and holding his arms helplessly to his sides.
Scarcely could Cabot see through the whirlpool and chaos of light which seemed to blaze before him.
He did see the arm with the knife approach.
It will be the heart, he thought, sought within the cavern of exploded ribs, severed from its vessels, and extracted with a paw, to be crammed into a fanged mouth.
But a large paw rested gently on the arm that held the knife, and the knife suddenly turned red, and then gray.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Pages 91 - 92

A heat knife lay on the ground, still blistering and flaming, which one of the Kurii snapped off.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 210

"You are a scientist?" said Cabot.
"Yes," said the Kur.
"Much of it is obvious and impressive," said Cabot. "There are the steel worlds themselves, the vacuum ships, the power weapons, the translators, even such seemingly simple things as the heat knife, the customized weapon sheath, and such."
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 697


[16]
"did you find any small knives, such as a hook knife?"
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 246

Ellen drew back in fear, as she saw a hook knife flash in the man's hand.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 372


[17]
This is particularly important if one is concerned with a short weapon, such as a sleeve dagger, a tunic knife a hook knife, such things.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Pages 141 - 142


[18]
a small, thick, curved blade, the hook knife of Ar, used sheathed in the sport of that name
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 12


[19]
held the razor-sharp hook knife
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 317


[20]
Each carried, sheathed, a hook knife. The edges of the sheath were coated with a bluish pigment.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 86


[21]
To this belt there hung the sheath of a hook knife, which was buckled in the sheath, the strap passing over the hilt.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 84


[22]
I have seen the plates of weapons and devices borne to the training chambers, the daggers, the balanced throwing knives, the easily concealed hook knife, the swords, the darts, the loops of wire, the chain garrotes, and, in particular, the crossbow and quarrel, the favored striking weapon of the caste, which may be easily concealed beneath a cloak, and in whose guide a quarrel may wait for Ahn, like the ost, before it strikes.
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 235


[23]
a throwing knife, of a sort used in Ar, much smaller than the southern quiva, and tapered on only one side. It was a knife designed for killing.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 42


[24]
It was a killing knife, short, well-balanced for throwing"
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 261


[25]
On the hilt of the dagger, curling about it, was the legend "I have sought him. I have found him."
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 42


[26]
"Who knows what may serve as a weapon," said a man, "a knife from the kitchen, a pointed stick, a stone."
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 285


[27]
the knife lock, when tampered with, releases a blade, or several of them, with great force, sometimes from behind the individual at the lock.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 52


[28]
Cabot took the sheath and dagger from Archon and tried to draw the blade. It was frozen in the sheath. Of course, thought Cabot, it is locked in place. There is a releasing touch. The touch would have to be simple, to be quickly applied, and it would doubtless be indexed to a six-digited paw.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 180


[29]
Cabot then held aloft the Kur blade, nice inches in length, tapered, grooved to allow slippage and a path for blood, and wickedly sharp.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 180


[30]
I removed from the sheath a Kur side knife. The blade was some fourteen horts in length, and double-edged, but the handle, made for the grip of a Kur, was large for my hand. I seized it with both hands.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 577


[31]
"I am now captain," said Seremides. "I was once first sword of the Taurentians in Ar. You are unarmed, save for mariner's knives.
Quarry of Gor     Book 35     Page 400


[32]
"They are not overly friendly," observed Ayari.
"This is not good," said Kisu. "We could use supplies, bush knives and trade goods."
"With what will you purchase them?" I asked.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 284


[33]
the jungle is not a maze of impenetrable growth, which must be hacked through with machete or panga.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 313


[34]
pangas two-foot-long, heavy, curve-bladed bush knives
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 287


[35]
The keen steel of our pangas smote apart thick vines.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 382


[36]
Then I saw four of them cut from the top of the wall by a charging Kur, one wielding a giant panga.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 436

I seized up the panga which had been carried by the beast I had slain. It was heavy. I must needs use two hands to wield it.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 437

I looked about. The oval leather shields and the stabbing spears of the askaris might have been ideal armament for invincibility in tribal warfare but they afforded little in the way of martial equity when compared to the weighty, slashing pangas of the Kurii.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 439


[37]
the seven sheaths for the almost legendary quivas, the balanced saddleknives of the prairie. It was said a youth of the Wagon Peoples was taught the bow, the quiva and the lance before their parents would consent to give him a name.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 11


[38]
Then the beast stopped, puzzled. Scarcely had it seen the flash of Tuchuk steel, the saddle knife, its blade balanced, nine inches in length, which had slipped from my sleeve, turned, and, hurled, struck him.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 274

it is about a foot in length, double edged; it tapers to a daggerlike point.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 67


[39]
Tuchuk quivas
. . .
are balanced for throwing.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 178


[40]
I had not thrown it hard enough, intentionally, to bring the point fully through the body. It is not necessary. The cast, as recommended, had been easy and smooth. The quiva itself, in its sharpness and weight, does the work.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 187

I put the knife in my belt. I would have preferred a Tuchuk quiva, for its weight and balance, but one must make do with what may be at hand.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 392


[41]
the quiva itself is regarded, on the whole, as more of a missile weapon than a hand knife.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 124


[42]
One holds the stem of the plant in the left hand and, with the right, with a rence knife, a small, curved, two-inch knife makes a diagonal upward stroke.
Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 27


[43]
"I do not well understand the matter of the ritual knife," I had said to Lord Okimoto, "but it is clear you are one who does. So I ask your view on what seems to me a simple matter. My question is this, is it appropriate to lift the ritual knife when success, survival, even victory, is still possible?"
"In such a case," had said Lord Okimoto, "lifting the ritual knife would be not only premature, but would be an error of action; indeed, it would be improper, and thus forbidden."
"The holding," I said, "is strengthened. Supplies are abundant. The men rise up. They look about themselves. Their eyes are clear, their limbs are strong."
"As things are," he said, "one would not take the blade out of its case. There is no point in doing that now. It was different before."
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Pages 81 - 82


[44]
"People of scaling knives", of throwing sticks, and fish spears!" laughed a fellow."
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Page 128


[45]
A small knife may also be contained in such boxes for scraping out errors, or a flat eraser stone.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 492


[46]
a straight-bladed Gorean shaving knife.
Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 34

Three fellows were having their hair cut; one was being shaved, with a shaving knife; another was having his beard trimmed.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 281

I recalled that she had not had her hair shorn until I had done it, with a shaving knife, in the cell.
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Pages 318 - 319


[47]
He was cutting, with a ship's knife.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 261


[48]
The hand of Tyrtaios slipped within his robes, where I glimpsed a sheath fastened athwart the left shoulder. His hand was on the hilt of the housed dagger.
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Pages 438 - 439


[49]
"Our only hope," said a man to my left, also, like Ayari, from Shendi, "are the hostile tribes."
"That is some hope," said Ayari. "If it were not for the askaris they would fall upon us with their slaughtering knives."
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 221


[50]
Then the warrior threw her to her stomach, binding her wrists together behind her back, then binding her ankles. With a slave knife he cut the rence tunic from her and threw her, still partly tangled in the net, over his shoulder.
Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 54


[51]
The huntsman resheathed his sleen knife.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 162


[52]
She had now thrust her sleen knife into its belt sheath.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 32


[53]
He drew out a sleen knife.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 188


[54]
a short sleen knife, balanced.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 266


[55]
She fingered the hilt of the sleen knife.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 133


[56]
I saw sleeve daggers
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 50

Hands, too, amongst the higher Pani, are often concealed in the broad sleeves of their robes. This makes possible the concealment, and the ready availability, of a sleeve dagger.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 314

This is particularly important if one is concerned with a short weapon, such as a sleeve dagger, a tunic knife a hook knife, such things.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Pages 141 - 142

His right hand drew from its concealed sheath the sleeve knife which he thrust into the assailant's neck, at the base of the skull, severing the vertebrae.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 215


[57]
"Do you have the dagger?" whispered Msaliti to me.
"Surely," I said, "in the sleeve sheath."
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 228

I showed the sleeve sheath to Bila Huruma, who was interested in it. Such sheaths are common in the Tahari but, in the equatorial interior, where men are commonly bare-armed, I gathered they were an interesting novelty.
Bila Huruma said something to an aide. It had to do with seeing that a robe was made for him which contained such a device.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 233

The daimyo's arms were within his wide sleeves. I saw no evidence of his fan. I noted the hang of the sleeve on his left arm.
The sleeve sheath was held by two straps.
"You are curious," he said.
"Yes," I said.
"It is possible to be too curious," he said.
"For example," I said, "I would be curious to know if your sleeve dagger has a pearled handle."
"You are observant," he said. "No," he said. "It is tem-wood, with ceramic inlays, yellow."
"Lovely," I said.
"It is a better match for my robes," he said.
"It is a sleeve knife," I said. "Who would know the difference?"
"I would," he said.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Pages 163 - 164


[58]
In a moment Ashigaru had closed about the figure and borne it, face downward, to the floor. At its side, crouching, was Lord Akio. His right hand drew from its concealed sheath the sleeve knife which he thrust into the assailant's neck, at the base of the skull, severing the vertebrae.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 215


[59]
I did as I was told, and Imnak, with a large, curved, bone, saw-toothed knife, a snow knife, began to cut at a nearby drift of snow.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 325


[60]
In its hand, upraised, was a tanto, a stabbing dagger.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 215

The only weapon I bore was a dagger, a tanto, relieved from the fellow I had dealt with following my exit from the stadium.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 283


[61]
Clubs and swords, knives, and one glaive, were in the grip of the intruders. Two glaives, alone, were interposed between a number of distraught, confused intruders and Yasushi and Tajima. I did not think two such weapons, however well wielded, could resist any organized charge or attack. Unlike the companion sword or the shorter tanto, and unlike the typical Gorean gladius, they are not intended for close work.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 354


[62]
I saw that he had been given another knife, a tarn knife, of the sort carried by riders.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 363

He then removed his tarn knife from his belt.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 252


[63]
I felt the knife between the camisk and the binding fiber that belted it on my body. There was a movement of the knife and the binding fiber whipped from my body
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 252

He then, with his tarn knife, from a piece of raw bosk meat, cut four small pieces of meat, which he placed in my mouth.
Captive of Gor     Book 7     Page 256


[64]
"This afternoon," I said, "at the races, I saw a rider cut the safety straps and free himself from a falling bird."
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 174


[65]
"All Tarn Keepers carry a knife," said Mip, playing with the blade.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 174


[66]
a tiny steel half crescent, ground from the blade of a shaving knife. Part of it, wrapped in physician's tape, was bent and fitted behind her two fingers. The blade, as it projected from between her two fingers, was almost invisible.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 98


[67]
Carefully he examined the wall of the tub. In moments he had retrieved the tiny dagger which lay there, in its small compartment, concealed behind a tile. He cleaned the poison from the side of the dagger, dried it with a towel, as he had the needle, and then threw it to the side of the room, where lay her robe, which he had earlier discarded.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 393


[68]
All men of Torvaldsland, incidentally, even if otherwise unarmed, carry a knife at their master belt.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 50


[69]
free women in Torvaldsland commonly carry a knife
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 156


[70]
at the thong on his waist was a beaded sheath, from which protruded the hilt of a trade knife.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 8


[71]
He then drew the large, triangular-bladed knife from the beaded sheath on his belt.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 114


[72]
This is particularly important if one is concerned with a short weapon, such as a sleeve dagger, a tunic knife a hook knife, such things.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Pages 141 - 142


[73]
She placed the turf knife in the pit, through the hole which we had left as its entrance. The turf knife is a wooden-bladed, saw-edged, paddlelike tool. It is used to cut and saw sod and, when the handle is held in the right hand and the blade is supported with the left, it may be used, also, rather like a shovel, to move dirt.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Pages 311 - 312


[74]
at his belt may hang a Turian dagger.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 45


[75]
At her waist she wore a jeweled scabbard, protruding from which I saw the ornamented, twisted blade of a Turian dagger; free women in Torvaldsland commonly carry a knife.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 156


[76]
The ulo, or woman's knife, with its semicircular blade, customarily fixed in a wooden handle, is not well suited to carving. It is better at cutting meat and slicing sinew.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 262


[77]
The whip knife is a delicate weapon, and can be used with elegance, with finesse; it is, as far as I know, unique to Port Kar.
Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 109


[78]
coiled at the side of his saddle, in four loops, was a whip knife, of the sort common in Port Kar, a whip, but set into its final eighteen inches, arranged in sets of four, twenty thin, narrow blades; the tips of whip knives differ; some have a double-edged blade of about seven or eight inches at the tip; others have a stunning lead, which fells the victim and permits him, half-conscious, to be cut to pieces at the attacker's leisure; the whip knife of Menicius, however, held at its tip the double-edged blade, capable of cutting a throat at twelve feet.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Pages 363 - 364





























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